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Police investigating serious assault at Yorktown High School

Police outside Yorktown High School in 2022 (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

A boy attacked another boy at Yorktown High School last week, seriously injuring him, according to police.

The alleged incident happened last Wednesday morning, though it was not reported to police until Monday afternoon. It’s unclear whether it took place inside or outside the school.

“At approximately 4:16 p.m. on March 4, police were dispatched to the late report of an assault,” said the latest Arlington County Police Department crime report. “The preliminary investigation indicates that between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on February 28, the juvenile male suspect approached the juvenile male victim from behind, picked him up and hit his head against a bench.”

“The victim sought medical treatment for injuries considered serious but non-life threatening,” the crime report continues. “The investigation is ongoing.”

A police spokeswoman declined comment on where the incident — which only lists a location of “5200 block of Yorktown Boulevard” — happened in relation to the high school. The motive for the attack is also unclear.

“The preliminary investigation did not indicate a dispute proceeded the assault, however, the circumstances of the incident remain under investigation,” said ACPD’s Ashley Savage.

The school system also declined to provide additional details, citing student privacy concerns.

Arlington Public Schools spokesman Frank Bellavia did note, however, that “after the school was notified of the incident, the appropriate disciplinary actions were taken per APS policy.”

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