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2 Arrested in High School Assault

Posted April 4, 2008 10:33 p.m. EDT
Updated April 4, 2008 11:15 p.m. EDT

— Two South View High School students were arrested Friday after horseplay turned violent on campus, authorities said.

Angel Santana, 17, of 4043 S. Main St., and Jabish Reid, 16, of 2079 Daniel Boone Lane, both of Hope Mills, were charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury.

Investigators said the two teens asked Steven Michael Dunning, 18, if he wanted to play a game of “slap-boxing,” and one teen punched Dunning in the face when he refused. Dunning told investigators other students were involved, but he couldn't identify them.

Dunning had to be taken to Chapel Hill for extensive surgery to correct gum and bone damage believed to have been caused by a retainer he was wearing, authorities said.