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Hernando High School student arrested after fight with classmate

BROOKSVILLE — A 15-year-old boy faces a charge of aggravated assault after deputies say he confronted a Hernando High School classmate, pushed him to the ground and threatened him with a knife.

The teen, who isn't being identified because he is a juvenile, was arrested Thursday morning and taken to the Hernando County Jail. Officials later recommended that the teen be placed on home detention.

According to a Sheriff's Office report, the confrontation started Wednesday afternoon when the boys were riding home on a school bus. The teen told deputies that the classmate had asked him to stop making Nazi signs with his hands because they "may offend someone."

The teen then confronted the classmate, pushed him into a window and told him they would finish their dispute when they got off the bus, the report said.

When they got off the bus in the area of Gordon Loop and Granat Street, the teen chased the classmate and pushed him down onto the ground. The report said that when the classmate got up, he spit some dirt out of his mouth — some of which may have gotten onto the teen — and then picked up a stick to defend himself.

The teen then reached inside his front pocket and removed a knife, exposed the blade and told the boy, "Let's go," the report said.

Before the fight escalated, another boy intervened and grabbed the teen around the shoulders. The classmate then ran home.

A school resource officer at Hernando High arrested the teen at school the next day.

Hernando High School student arrested after fight with classmate 04/23/10 [Last modified: Friday, April 23, 2010 7:30pm]
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