Police: Student pistol-whipped inside Rhode Island HS

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Police are investigating after a student was assault inside Juanita Sanchez High School in Rhode Island Wednesday morning.

According to Public Information Officer Lindsay Lague, two subjects pistol-whipped an 18-year-old student inside the Thurbers Avenue school and then fled the scene. 

The school was placed on lockdown for a short time, but Lague said it has since resumed normal operation.

The student who was assaulted was treated by the school nurse and remained at school, Lague said.

Superintendent Maher said existing cameras at the complex are helping with the investigation.Grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, weather and sports.

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