Police: Student punched classmate over prom date

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 13, 2011 7:20 AM

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Police arrested a City High student after he allegedly punched his classmate over a prom date.

Todd Turner, 18, 1969 Bristol Drive, was charged Monday with assault causing bodily injury.

According to police reports, Turner allegedly approached a male student without being provoked, uttered “fighting words,” and punched him in the face, knocking the alleged victim out of his chair and onto the ground.

Then police said Turner got on top of the victim and continued to punch him before a witness intervened. Officials said he sustained redness and bruising to the right side of his face.

The report said the incident led to a larger brawl among Turner and other students.

Police said the alleged incident began after Turner allegedly became angry at the alleged victim because he asked the same female to prom Turner had planned on asking.

— by Hayley Bruce

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