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Sep 20, 2013 10:00 PM by Lupita Murillo

Santa Rita HS student charged with assault

TUCSON - A Santa Rita High School student is accused of assaulting another student. Tucson Police say the 18-year-old student was cited and released. Court records show Christopher Guerrero was charged with assault.

On Thursday, Tucson police were called to Santa Rita high school by the parents of a 14-year-old girl. The victim's mother tells News 4, Guerrero tried to strangle her daughter. She also says this type of behavior has been going on for a while but it only came to their attention days ago.

Tucson Police say the victim claims she is friends with Guerrero but sometimes he gets carried away and gets rough with her.

According to his Facebook posting, he writes he's " been suspended for nine days" and also mentions "getting arrested."

Guerrero was not at school Friday. Tucson Unified School District officials confirmed that. 18-year-old Guerrero will be arraigned next month.

TUSD officials tell News 4 they are conducting their own investigation but wouldn't elaborate. The district sent the following statement, "This is a student matter and the district must follow federal laws protecting student privacy, so we cannot provide further comment. District policies and procedures are being followed and appropriate action will be taken."

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