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Jan 14, 2009 11:23 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Pierson student sent to hospital after fight, arrest expected

Jan 14, 2009 11:23 AM

Sag Harbor Police are investigating a fight at Pierson High School on January 8 that sent a 17-year-old student to the hospital with severe injuries to his face.

Police said the injured male student, whom they did not identify, suffered a fractured eye socket, crushed orbital bone, broken nose and a deep laceration to his face that required five staples to close. The boy had to have three titanium plates implanted to repair the eye socket, and he may have permanent nerve damage in his cheek, police said.

The fight took place in the second-floor hallway of the Pierson school building. It involved two boys and was broken up by teachers.

Sag Harbor Village Police said they are investigating the case and that the arrest of the other boy involved in the fight is expected soon. Police were interviewing students and teachers at the school on Tuesday afternoon.

Lieutenant Thomas Mackey of the Sag Harbor Village Police said that the second boy in the fight will likely be charged with assault in the second degree, a felony, punishable by more than a year in jail.

michael wright

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