Police investigating alleged fight at Shamokin Area
COAL TOWNSHIP - An alleged assault Friday in a hallway at Shamokin Area Middle/High School is under police investigation.
Two male students were involved in an unspecified incident in a second floor hallway about 10:30 a.m. when one fell to the floor and hit his head. Details of what exactly occurred are still being sorted out by Coal Township Police and school district administration.
Initial 911 reports indicated the victim had suffered a seizure, however the extent of his injuries were unclear. He was taken by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment.
The other student was suspended for five days and faces further consequences pending the outcome of an investigation, said high school Principal Chris Venna.
Township Patrolman Ed Purcell said he spoke with Assistant Principal Bill Callahan on Friday and planned to return to the school Monday to review surveillance camera footage.
Venna, who was with Superintendent Jim Zack at an out-of-school function when the incident occurred, said he believed there was pushing involved but that no punches were thrown.
He was unsure of the age and grade-level of the two students involved.