High school student severely beaten in fight on campus

ambulance-2NEWTON, Miss. (AP) – Police are looking for additional information after a Newton High School student was severely beaten in a fight on campus.

WTOK-TV (http://bit.ly/1Etojue ) reports the injured teen was taken to a hospital, then airlifted to University Medical Center in Jackson after sustaining several injuries to his head Wednesday morning.

Newton Police Chief Harvey Curry says two teenagers were arrested and will be charged with aggravated assault. A youth court judge will determine if they will be tried as adults.

Curry says he thinks the fight is an isolated incident and doesn’t expect any more problems. The police will be working with the school resource officer in the investigation.