A Grapevine High School student is facing charges of aggravated assault stemming from a body-slamming incident in a school hallway Wednesday.
The 16-year-old student, who police would not identify because he is a juvenile, is being held at Tarrant County Juvenile Detention Facility after a hearing before a judge Thursday.
He has also been suspended from school, officials said.
An unidentified 15-year-old Grapevine High student was taken to Parkland Hospital on Wednesday. On Thursday night, a hospital official refused to confirm that the student was a patient or give any information about his condition.
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A police official said the 15-year-old was walking in a hallway shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday when he was body-slammed by another student.
The student was said to be alert when transported by air ambulance to Parkland, where police officials said he was undergoing tests.
"It was not necessarily a fight, but an incident between two students," said Megan Overman, a spokeswoman for the Grapevine-Colleyville school district.
"The word 'fight' indicates that blows were exchanged, and we can't confirm that happened."
The 16-year-old was taken into custody by Grapevine police shortly after the incident. Police are interviewing witnesses to determine what happened, Sgt. Robert Eberling said.
Grapevine police are recommending that the 16-year-old be formally charged with aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury, according to the Tarrant County district attorney's office. The office has not yet received reports on the incident, and formal charges could be filed later.
The student will automatically receive another detention hearing in 10 days, or he can request one earlier.
He has been suspended from Grapevine High "in accordance with our student code of conduct," Overman said, adding that the district has no more information to offer at this point.
School officials are working on a message to send home to parents about the incident, Overman said.
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