Police interview Butte High student involved in fight

2011-09-17T00:00:00Z Police interview Butte High student involved in fightBy Nick Gevock of The Montana Standard Montana Standard
September 17, 2011 12:00 am  • 

A Butte High School resource officer is questioning a student who was involved in a fight Thursday that sent another youth to the hospital, Sheriff John Walsh said Friday.

The two students, who were 15 and 16, had been trying to fight for several days, but were stopped by Butte High teachers one day, Walsh said. The boys also tried to arrange a fight south of the high school; that was also stopped. Police would not release the boys’ names.

They engaged in a fist fight at the old Blaine Community Center on North Main Street Thursday afternoon. The 15-year-old struck the 16-year-old in the head and then knocked him down. While the boy was down, the other kid kicked his head.

Walsh said the 16-year-old was knocked out, but regained consciousness. He was transported by ambulance to St. James Healthcare and treated. His condition was unavailable.

Walsh said girls were present to watch the fight. Information on why the boys were fighting was not available.

The resource officer was expected to meet with the 15-year-old and a parent Friday to discuss the fight and any punishment, Walsh said. In addition, the county attorney’s office is reviewing whether to file charges.


Nick Gevock may be reached at nick.gevock@ mtstandard.com.

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