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Jan 17, 2013 2:38 PM by Brian White

9 Sahuarita High students arrested on assault, kidnapping charges

TUCSON - Nine Sahuarita High School students were arrested and charged with assault and kidnapping stemming from a bullying or hazing incident Tuesday.

The group of suspects were seen forcing a student to the ground of the school's locker room and physically assaulting him, Sahuarita Police Department spokesman Sgt. Matt McGlone said in a release.

Sahuarita police are withholding information regarding the assault since some of the offenders and victim are juveniles, McGlone said.

Of the 9 students who were charged, 6 are underage and 3 are considered adults. Additional suspects could be charged in connection with the incident, McGlone said.

The three adults who were charged include 18-year-old Andres Vasquez, 18-year-old Jorge Loya-Lopez and 18-year-old Marcus Stitts.

The investigation is ongoing, McGlone said.

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