FORT WORTH -- A 15-year-old O.D. Wyatt High School student was critically injured Thursday after police say he was attacked by two fellow students in an assault that began in the cafeteria but moved off campus.
Officer Clifton Miller, a police spokesman, said the incident occurred about 1:15 p.m. Thursday when a 15- and 16-year-old, identified by school officials as brothers, assaulted the 15-year-old sophomore in the cafeteria, prompting the teen to run off campus.
According to a police report, a school security officer heard students in the cafeteria shouting "fight" and saw one of the suspects running out of the cafeteria, yelling "He hit my brother."
Miller said the two caught up with the 15-year-old on East Seminary Drive, where the assault continued.
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The officer arrived and found the victim lying on the ground, unconscious, and being repeatedly kicked. The officer tried to intervene, but the suspects failed to comply with his orders, Miller said.
"The officer was in fear for that young man on the ground," Miller said.
Miller said the officer got into an altercation with one of the teens, while the second teen continued to kick the victim. The officer eventually had to use his Taser on both suspects to stop the assault, police said.
The victim was taken to a hospital, Miller said, and remained in critical condition Friday.
The brothers -- a sophomore and junior -- were turned over to juvenile authorities and face delinquent conduct/aggravated assault charges.
Both were ordered to remain in detention Friday morning, officials said.
Barbara Griffith, a school district spokeswoman, said Friday that "appropriate action has been taken."
"The safety and welfare of our kids are No. 1, and we immediately responded with extra people on duty," Griffith said. "There were no further incidents, and apparently no other kids were involved in this."
Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655