Manchester high school student charged with assault after hallway fight

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MANCHESTER — At approximately 12:15 p.m. today, Manchester Police were called to Memorial High School following an assault involving two male students.

According to authorities, an argument between the students in a hallway escalated into a physical altercation, resulting in injuries to one of the students.

The injured student was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police have taken the other student into custody and charged him with second-degree assault.

In response to the incident, the high school implemented a “Stay in Place” status for some time to ensure the safety of students and staff.

Superintendent Jennifer Chmiel Gillis emphasized the district’s strict stance on such incidents, stating, “There is no tolerance for behaviors that impact the safety of the school community or disrupt routine operations.” She added that the school would work closely with the Manchester Police Department and school administration to conduct a full investigation and take necessary actions according to the student code of conduct.

Additionally, she announced that there would be an increased police presence at the school the following day as a precautionary measure.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and Manchester Police have urged anyone with information to contact them at 603-668-8711.

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