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Police: Assault at High School Involved Two Students [Updated]

A 20-year-old Naugatuck man is arrested in relation to the alleged incident.

Police: Assault at High School Involved Two Students [Updated]
[Editor's note: this article was updated to include additional information from police that was not immediately available at the original time of publication.]

A Naugatuck High student was arrested Friday after he allegedly slammed another student to the ground inside the Rubber Avenue school.

According to police, the arrest was made after a School Resource Officer responded to a disturbance at 12:43 p.m. on Jan. 17.

Police identified the student arrested as Joshua Bermudez, 20, of Harvest Lane. He was charged with third-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor.

Naugatuck Police Lt. Bryan Cammarata, the department spokesman, said the 17-year-old victim lost consciousness after being slammed to the floor. He was picked up by his parents, who brought him to the hospital to be examined, Cammarata said.

Interim Superintendent of Schools James A. Connelly did not return calls requesting comment Tuesday.

Bermudez was released on a $1,000 surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Jan. 30.

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