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Assault Occurs at Buckhorn High School

Date of News Release: 04/29/2008

(Hazard, KY) - On 04/29/08 at approximately 10:45 a.m. Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call of an assault that occurred at Buckhorn High School in the Buckhorn Community of Perry County.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a juvenile paid another juvenile to assault an 18 year old at the school and all are students at Buckhorn High. During the assault the principal Harvey Colwell of Chavies, Ky tried to intervene and break up the fight. Mr. Colwell was injured in the incident. The 18-year-old student was not injured. School officials immediately put the school on lock down.

One juvenile has been charged with Assault 3rd Degree. The other juvenile was charged with Criminal Solicitation to Commit Assault. Both were lodged in the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center and Mr. Colwell was transported to the Hazard ARH by ambulance for treatment.

The investigation is continuing by Tpr. Billy Pollard.

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