Middletown sophomore pleads ‘true’ to lesser assault charge

Middletown sophomore pleads ‘true’ to lesser assault charge

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A Middletown High School sophomore, 15, is led out of Juvenile Court Tuesday morning after he pleaded “true” to aggravated assault. He later was released to his parents. RICK McCRABB/STAFF

A 15-year-old Middletown High School sophomore, charged with felonious assault earlier this month, pleaded “true” to a lesser charge this morning in Butler County Juvenile Court.

The student pleaded to aggravated assault in Judge Ronald Craft’s courtroom.

The student has been in the Juvenile Detention Center since Nov. 6, the day he allegedly beat up a fellow student in the hall.

He will be sentenced on Dec. 15.

Judge Craft released the student to his parents, but told him to stay away from school until his expulsion hearing is complete.

His parents, who attended the pre-trial hearing, said they were “pleased” their son was coming home. They were upset that he had missed Thanksgiving at home, they said.

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