Boy beaten in Atlanta classroom

ATLANTA — Authorities say a Westlake High junior is recovering from surgery after his nose and jaw were broken during an attack in a classroom at the metro Atlanta school.

Fulton County Schools spokeswoman Susan Hale tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution three freshmen and one sophomore are being suspended from school after the attack.

Relatives of the 16-year-old said he underwent surgery Tuesday, and will remain at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston for another few days.


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Lawyer Esther Panitch, who represents the family of the boy who was attacked, said a school administrator contacted his mother nearly 40 minutes after the school said the brawl occurred.

Panitch said the mother asked to speak with her son and was told that he couldn’t talk to her because he was gurgling blood.

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