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Why didn’t school fights appear in the newspaper?

By Ned Seaton

Q. In the past week, my son has witnessed two batteries in which police reports were taken. The first occurred last Wednesday night at Manhattan High School. A student leaving a basketball game was struck by another student. The victim hit his head on the concrete floor and was treated at the hospital for a concussion. There was security video of the incident, and witnesses were interviewed.

The second occurred this past Saturday at Little Apple Lanes. A teen punched another teen in front of numerous witnesses, causing cuts and bruises. Police were called, statements were taken and reports were filed. To date I have seen nothing on either incident in the paper, leading me to question how the cases were being handled, and whether either of the perpetrators would face charges.

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