Teen Faces Assault Charge in Playground Attack

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) -- Police in western Kentucky say a 13-year-old boy has been charged with assault in connection with a playground attack that sent another boy to the hospital.

Paducah police said the 13-year-old was charged Wednesday with fourth-degree assault.

The incident occurred Sunday at a school playground.

The 12-year-old victim told police that he and two friends were at the playground when another youngster walked up and punched him several times in the face.

The boy told police he knew the assailant only by a nickname and had never had any issues with him.

The victim later complained of a headache and nausea and was taken to a Nashville, Tenn., hospital, where he was admitted for observation.

Police say the alleged assailant was given a date to appear in juvenile court.

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