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Crime Trackers: Flowing Wells High student is brutally attacked, TPD arrests suspect

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TUCSON - A Flowing Wells High School student was arrested after he was accused of aggravated assault on another student.

The incident occurred last Friday, Jan. 23, on campus last Friday. The victim had to be hospitalized.

The victim told the police that he was assaulted by a group of boys by the front gate at the school.

Tucson police detectives said one of the teenagers repeatedly punched the victim. The student went back to class. After his pain worsened, he then went to the nurses office.

The student's father was called and he took his son first to Northwest Hospital. Then, he took him to University of Arizona Medical Center.

Some of the injuries the victim sustained included a ruptured spleen, a possible broken collarbone and internal bleeding.

School administrators worked with Tucson Police on identifying the students involved in the assault.

"Detectives were able to respond to the school early this morning and identified the suspect and arrested him," said Officer Brandon Tatum.

The suspect is a 15-year-old boy. He was charged with aggravated assault. Due to his age, he cannot release the suspect's identity.

Charles Larrabee and Juli Martin are students at Flowing Wells High, a school that has banners saying they are an A+ School of Excellence and is recognized as Arizona's top secondary school.

They are in disbelief about the attack.

"It's bad just knowing someone from our school was beaten up by other students is just a terrible thing." "I don't think it's right for them to pick on one person."

Tucson Police along with the Flowing Wells School District say they don't tolerate this kind of behavior.

"You don't go around assaulting people, name calling or whatever the case may be it's completely unacceptable," said Officer Tatum.

School Superintendent David Baker said after TPD finishes their investigation, the school district will begin theirs and take the appropriate action.

News 4 Tucson is not naming the students because they are both juveniles.

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