14-Year-Old Youth Sent to the Hospital After Alleged Assault During School Lunch Hour in Fortuna
At approximately 1 p.m., a 14-year-old boy was allegedly assaulted and sent to the hospital with head, jaw and possibly foot injuries, according to Chief Bill Dobberstein. The incident occurred when the victim and the suspect were on lunch break from Fortuna High School. The students were near the Fortuna Police Station at the entrance to the alley off of 12th Street .
“He was screaming in a lot of pain,” Dobberstein said. “The suspect was gone when we got there.” The alleged assaulter was a slighter older male student, according to the Chief.
Dobberstein said that officers had been in touch with the administration at Fortuna High School. Someone from the school came to the scene of the alleged assault.
Law enforcement and school officials know who the suspect is and are looking for him.
A Fortuna Police Sergeant was sent to the hospital with the victim, he explained. “I will know more when the officer…gets back.”