Copiague, NY- A teenager was rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after police say he was beaten up by some of his classmates at Copiauge High School. Officials say a 19-year-old male student of Copiague High School was standing in front of the school, located at 1100 Dixon Ave., when he was surrounded by several other students on September 14 at approximately 2:30 p.m. A 15-year-old male held the 19-year-old while a 16-year-old male punched him repeatedly. A third unidentified subject also participated in the assault. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Following an investigation by First Squad detectives, the two juveniles were arrested in Copiague on September 15 at approximately 2:10 p.m. and charged with Gang Assault 2nd Degree. Both are scheduled to be arraigned today in Central Islip: the 15-year-old in Family Court, and the 16-year-old as an adolescent offender in District Court.
The investigation is continuing and detectives are asking anyone with information on the assault to contact the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers 800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.