New Braunfels student dies after school fist fight

New Braunfels student dies after school fist fight

New Braunfels student dies after school fist fight

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by Andrew Delgado / KENS 5

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Posted on November 14, 2013 at 10:46 AM

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas -- The Canyon High School student air-lifted to a hospital after a fist fight Tuesday has died, Julie Jerome with Comal ISD confirmed Thursday morning.

According to the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office, the 15-year-old boy's body was received from University Hospital late Wednesday evening. KENS 5 has not published the student's name because he is a minor.

Police said emergency responders found the victim knocked unconscious and bleeding from the face.

The campus was locked down temporarily Tuesday morning while the fight was broken up, and the student transported to an area hospital via medical helicopter, a district spokesperson said.

The juvenile suspect was another 15-year-old student who has been charged with aggravated assault, according to the New Braunfels Police Department. He is currently being detained at the Guadalupe County Juvenile Detention Center.

Jerome said counselors were at the high school to speak with students and staff who may have witnessed the fight. Counselors would be on campus again Thursday for assistance.

Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim released the following statement:

"It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of one of our Canyon High School students involved in Tuesday's altercation. Our thoughts and prayers go to the families of both students involved and we will all work to protect their privacy during this difficult time. Campus and district counselors will be available throughout the week at CHS to assist students and staff process this shocking and tragic event."

The incident is still under investigation by the New Braunfels Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit.

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