MOUNT VERNON — An incident May 12 in a classroom at Mount Vernon Middle School resulted in one student being treated for a broken wrist and another facing charges in Juvenile Court.
According to Assistant County Prosecutor Chip McConville charges were filed this week following an investigation of the incident by Mount Vernon Police. The citation says the student committed felonious assault “by knowingly causing serious physical harm” to the other student. If committed by an adult, the charge would be a second-degree felony.
Details of the incident were not included in the public record portion of the charge.
The student charged in the incident has been directed to appear in Juvenile Court later this month.
However, according to the parents of the injured boy, the incident occurred when their son returned to the classroom after a “recess” period at the end of lunch and the student accused of the assault asked the teacher, “What would happen if I hit someone in the face?” and the teacher replied, he would get in trouble.
A short time later, the accused student began hitting the other boy, who was sitting at his desk, from behind. The boy’s wrist was broken when he and the desk fell over and the desk landed on his wrist.