Sedro Woolley student attacked during math class, police say


by KING 5 News

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 7 at 9:35 PM

Police say a 15-year-old girl was knocked unconscious during a math class at Sedro Woolley High School and the girl accused of attacking her will soon be facing charges.

Police and paramedics were called the high school at about 2 p.m. Monday.

Police say the confrontation was part of an ongoing feud between the two girls that came to a head, when the victim apparently told the other young girl involved to stop staring at her during math class.

According to witnesses, that was all it took for things to turn violent. they say the alleged attacker jumped out of her seat and said "I'm going to take care of this," and then punched the other girl four to five times in the face, before she fell out of her desk, hit her head on the floor, and reportedly lost consciousness.

Police say the teacher was in the room when this happened and immediately jumped in to break up the fight.

"We talk with staff every year about trying to keep the school safe and she did what she was supposed to do, dialed zero to the office, tried to get someone down there as soon as possible, as soon as it started happening," said Principal Mike Schweigert.

He also says the school had just hosted a harassment and bullying prevention program last week.  He says incidents like this are a reminder they must be vigilant.

The girl accused of attacking her classmate was taken into custody and will likely be charged with simple assault.

The 15-year-old victim was rushed to United General Hospital to be checked out over concerns of a possible concussion.

School officials said she's expected to be okay.