KILLEN, AL (WAFF) - One student faces felony charges and another was in the hospital after an assault at Brooks High School.
According to police, a 15-year-old student attacked a 14-year-old student in the band room during the last period of the day on Thursday.
The alleged attacker gave police a statement to police on Friday afternoon and turned himself in on Saturday to juvenile officials. The student was charged with second degree assault, which is a felony.
Under the law, it fits the criteria that he used a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument to cause serious bodily injury.
Because this case involves juveniles, names have not been released. Superintendent Jennifer Gray said the district is working closely with local police in the investigation.
"Any time something happens to one of our students, we take it very seriously. Student welfare is a top priority, so it's a good time for us to take a step back and take a look at the things we have in place and see how we can improve upon those from this point on," Gray said.
The victim was taken to ECM Hospital after the attack and has been there ever since. He's expected to be released Tuesday, and will continue his recovery at home.
Authorities said they are still working to determine a motive for the attack.