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Report: Ugly Incident Leaves TMHS Student Injured Following Tournament Loss

Mar 09, 2016 05:05PM ● By Bill Gilman
A Tewksbury High School student was injured and hospitalized when he was beaten following the TMHS boys' hockey team's loss to Gloucester High in the Division 2 North Sectional Tournament last week.
According to an article appearing in the Salem News, the student, whose name was not released, was attacked outside the Chelmsford Forum in Billerica, Friday night, following the Redmen's 4-2 upset loss to the Fishermen.
It's not clear how many students from each of the schools was involved in the fracas but according to the Salem News article, seven students from Gloucester High have been disciplined by that school for their involvement, either direct or indirect, in the attack.
One Gloucester High student, whose name was not released because he is a minor, was arrested by Billerica Police and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a shod foot.)
In an interview with the Salem News, Gloucester High Principal Erik Anderson laid blame for the incident squarely on GHS students, stating that they "taunted" and "provoked" Tewksbury students, leading to the assault. Anderson deemed the incident a "disgusting display."
According to the article, the victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment and had to be admitted. He has since been released but will need additional treatment.
According to Billerica Police, the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Gloucester High was eliminated from the D2 North Sectional with a 5-1 loss to Lincoln-Sudbury on Tuesday.
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