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Student suffers head injury in altercation at Guelph high school

One Guelph high school student has been taken to a Hamilton hospital with a head injury and two of his classmates have been arrested for aggravated assault after a fight Wednesday.

Two students arrested, aggravated assault charges pending, say police

A Guelph high school student is in a Hamilton hospital being treated for a head injury after an altercation with two other students, police say.

Police and paramedics were called to the high school Wednesday. A male student was taken to Guelph General Hospital, then transferred to McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton.

Police said the extent or severity of the head injury is not known.

Officers arrested two other students. 

As all the students are under the age of 18, no names are being released, police said.

Police have also not released the name of the high school, but Heather Loney, communities and community engagement officer for the Upper Grand District School Board, confirmed it was at one of their schools.

She noted the board's crisis response team was at the school Thursday to support any students who were affected by what happened.

"Students are encouraged to reach out if they require assistance," Loney said in an email, adding students can also speak to school staff.

"Student safety is our first priority and we are committed to providing safe learning environments for all students, staff, school visitors, and community members."

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