MPD arrest 17-year-old in connection with La Follette High School beating

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police have arrested a 17-year-old in connection with a fight at La Follette High School that left a 15-year-old with serious injuries.

The initial incident happened on Jan. 13. The victim, a 15-year-old student at the high school, told officers a group of students had been making fun of him before they repeatedly punched him.

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Video of the incident appears to show several teens punching or attempting to punch the teen, according to an incident report.

Police said the 17-year-old suspect was arrested on a tentative charge of substantial battery. Authorities said in mid-January that another teen is also facing tentative charges, but that teen has not been arrested.

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News 3 Now is not naming the teen at this time as part of a policy not to name suspects until they have been formally charged in court.