WASHINGTON CO. -- A lunchroom fight at Germantown High School on Friday, October 5th has led to one student facing criminal charges and one more recovering from surgery after suffering a broken jaw. The 16-year-old student charged in this case was in court on Wednesday, October 10th for his initial appearance.
NOTE: Because the persons involved in this case are juveniles, they will not be named.
According to the criminal complaint, the 15-year-old victim was "verbally arguing" with another student when the accused stepped in. The accused told an officer he and the 15-year-old pushed each other before he pushed a second time -- sending the younger boy onto a table and chair.
After the younger boy's fist connected with the accused's cheek, the accused states "he then started punching back and ultimately ended up on the ground in between two lunch tables."
The 16-year-old is quoted as saying, "I just started swinging. I don't know how many times. I didn't have the intent of fighting."
After the fight was over, the 15-year-old boy was rushed to Children's Hospital with a broken jaw, missing and shifted teeth and a fractured skull. The boy is out of the hospital now but must undergo more surgery.
The 16-year-old boy faces charges of substantial battery and disorderly conduct as a party to a crime.
FOX6 News spoke with the father of the victim who said he wants the case to be moved to adult court where the punishment would be much harsher.
The 16-year-old boy will get out of detention and return home once a GPS monitoring unit becomes available.