Atlanta principal apologizes after classroom attack

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ATLANTA — The principal of the metro Atlanta high school where a student was viciously attacked in a science classroom apologized to parents.

Westlake High School Principal Grant Rivera also told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that an ambulance should have been called for the injured student rather than waiting for his mother to take him to a hospital.

Authorities say the16-year-old junior is recovering from surgery after his nose and jaw were broken.

Fulton County Schools spokeswoman Samantha Evans said charges have been filed against one student and similar charges, including aggravated battery, disrupting a public school and aggravated assault, will be filed against other students suspected of being involved.

Evans said that last year, the school reported 69 fights resulting in 27 serious injuries.

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