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Authorities: Kendrick High School freshman hits student in attendance office

A Kendrick High School freshman allegedly attacked a junior girl in the attendance office Wednesday after the two began arguing about neighborhood events, according to a Columbus Police report and the Muscogee County School District.

Valerie Fuller, director of communications at the Muscogee County School District, said the fight broke out when the older student, who is 17 years old, was checked in by her sister at about 11 a.m. A freshman student in the attendance office began arguing with the student about an unspecified topic relating to the neighborhood they live in.

The victim and her sister were reportedly attempting to leave when the freshman student pushed the older sister and hit the 17-year-old student several times. During this time, the sister was attempting to break up the fight.

The freshman student has been charged with battery and will face disciplinary action from the school, Fuller said.

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