Boy taken by helicopter to Columbus hospital after fight at Meigs County middle school

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MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) - The Meigs County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating a fight at Eastern Middle School on Thursday that put one student behind bars, and another student in the ICU of a Columbus hospital.

Witnesses on scene told deputies two teenage boys were fighting, and when a third boy tried to stop the fight, he was physically assaulted and severely injured.

The injured boy was taken by helicopter to Children's Hospital in Columbus, where he remains in the Intensive Care Unit.

One of the boys in the fight was charged with felonious assault, and was taken to the juvenile detention facility in Chillicothe, Ohio, where he will remain until his first court appearance.

Names of the boys involved are not being released, because they are juveniles.

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