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After-school fight puts Washington County teen in hospital

| Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

A Washington County teen was taken by helicopter to Children's Hospital after a fight that erupted when he and several other boys got off a school bus in Monongahela Monday afternoon, police said.

The 13-year-old victim, who wasn't named, stepped off the bus at Ninth and Lincoln streets about 4 p.m. with other students, said Monongahela police Chief Brian Tempest. Two boys, ages 12 and 13, began punching the victim, Tempest said.

The victim fell to the pavement and struck his head, Tempest said. The two other boys involved in the fight ran, and another student called 911.

The victim was unresponsive and bleeding from the nose and a cut above his eye, Tempest said. He remained hospitalized Tuesday, and his condition was unknown.

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