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16-year-old arrested in Natchitoches High School beating

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KNOE 8 News & NPD) - The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a battery at Natchitoches Central High School.

12:30 PM Monday, police received several calls and heard radio traffic from the school resource officers requesting an ambulance at Natchitoches Central.

Officers along with medical personal went to the school and found an 18-year-old male on the ground unresponsive. The victim was transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center where he was then air lifted to University Medical in Shreveport by helicopter.

After investigating the incident, detectives arrested a 16-year-old juvenile on one count of Second Degree Battery, and placed him in Ware Detention Center in Coushatta La. The victim is listed in critical condition at this time. 

Despite rumors to the contrary, this incident was not a large fight with multiple persons involved. This also was not a gang fight of any kind. This incident involved a battery occurring against the victim by the suspect. There was no fight before this incident occurred nor were there any fights after the incident happened.

The Natchitoches Police Department has two full time officers assigned to Natchitoches Central, and both officers were at the school at the time of the incident.   Other officers arrived to assist and some stayed until school was let out, but at no time was any specialized units (ie. Swat) called for to assist. This appears to be a random act of violence against one person by another single person. More information will be released as needed.

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