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Assault charges for Md. middle schooler

A 14-year-old Anne Arundel County middle school student was charged with assault after holding a classmate in a choke hold until he lost consciousness and fell onto a tile floor, injuring his face, authorities said Thursday.

Anne Arundel County Police said officers were called to Corkran Middle School in Glen Burnie on Tuesday for a report of assault.

An investigation showed that a 13-year-old boy was washing his face when a classmate came up from behind him and put him in a choke hold, police said.

The victim, who became unconscious, fell face first onto the floor when his attacker let go.

The 13-year-old, who suffered multiple injuries to his face, is being treated at Johns Hopkins Hopsital.

The 14-year-old, who is from Severn, was charged with first and second degree assault, and disruption of school activities, police said.

-- Maria Glod


By Maria Glod  | October 21, 2010; 9:10 AM ET
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Juvenile Justice, Maria Glod, Schools  
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Violence in middle school is an ongoing problem. The kids are often big and strong, but they obviously lack maturity and judgment. It's imperative that schools treat violence as a serious problem, and not just "kids fooling around." If the kid had died, there would be lawsuits, and the entire school would be traumatized.

Posted by: Dave115 | October 21, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Curse you Vince McMahon...

Posted by: kahlua87 | October 21, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

LOL...@kahlua87. That's funny

Posted by: msdooby1 | October 21, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Not a shocker lots of little hoods and wanna be's !

Posted by: 10bestfan | October 21, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Arrest his parents too....failures at raising their kid properly.

Posted by: B-rod | October 21, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Yea yea, and then we can arrest their neighbors, too... failure at making sure other people are raising their kids properly. After that, lets arrest their elected officials for failing on the same note. Then, the police should arrest themselves for not guaranteeing safety 100% of the time. Na, B-rod, maybe you should just arrest yourself so we don't have to read your comments anymore.

Posted by: smart-aleck | October 21, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

We should arrest John Cena for joining the 'Nexus'...bunch of fruity muscle boys teaching choke holds to children after 9pm.

Sport Entertainment is the 'devil'...right up there with 'reefer madness'

We need good, clean entertainment like Whittling or Birdpoop identifying.

Burn your TV's...

Posted by: kahlua87 | October 21, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

i love how Anne Arundel can hide under the headline of MD middle schooler. if this was PG, it would have read PG. I'm glad the kid is facing charges. maybe it will stop some of the stupidity. the boy was apparently larger than the kid. i recall 13 well. a comparable size kid could not do things like that to you. and yes, the "WWF" and Vince McMahon introduced my generation to the sleeper hold 30+ years ago too. it works, but the avg 13 kid could not do it to another 13 yr old kid.

Posted by: oknow1 | October 21, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

"Vince McMahon introduced my generation to the sleeper hold 30+ years ago too."

30 yrs ago?? Nah..so called "wrestling" has been around much longer than that...50's at least, maybe the 40's.

Posted by: BEEPEE | October 21, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Do the crime, do the time.... dont think that this boy can be rehabilitated.... he needs to be scared straight, broken down and rebuilt. coming at a kid and knowingly putting him in a Choke Hold is not right.... I would also blame any friend that was there to bare witness that did not stop it. Guilty by association (because they probably encouraged it). My kid ever did that to someone, unprovoked... we would not need the judcial system, I will learn him myself to where he would not even think of the action ever again :)

Posted by: rvanags | October 21, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

And in a DC School, the student would be told not to do it again. The student who was hurt would be sent to the nurse with the message that he "tripped". And the nurse would be told not to contact the parents. The parents would be told that the student was "playing" and fell down and the whole incident would be swept under a rug.

This is the Rheeality of what happens when children are hurt in DCPS.

Posted by: duonoir | October 21, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

My kid goes to the same school in Glen Burnie. Last year my kid was jumped getting off the bus after school.

This school has had a reputation for years for being full of future federal prison inmate wannabe's. I was even told once by a parent that "getting beat up at that school is a right to passage"! (She was beaten up there when she was a kid!)

Sad days in glen burnout maryland

Posted by: roscrea67 | October 21, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Northern Anne Arundel County (including Annapolis) is to Baltimore as Prince George's County is to Washington, DC.

Posted by: maus92 | October 28, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

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