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Johnston high school student accused of assaulting classmate

Posted January 9, 2012 5:57 p.m. EST
Updated January 9, 2012 5:58 p.m. EST

— A West Johnston High School student faces charges in connection with an assault on another student.

Garrett Dean Freeman, 16, of Tamworth Drive in Willow Spring, was charged last week with assault inflicting serious injury after, Johnston County sheriff's investigators say, he attacked another student in the stairwell of the school.

The student suffered a broken nose and an internal injury to his shoulder, in addition to multiple cuts on his face, authorities said.

Investigators haven't offered a possible motive for the attack.