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Teen charged with assault at Covington school

Wednesday - 5/9/2012, 8:31am  ET

SEATTLE (AP) - A 14-year-old accused of choking another boy unconscious at a Covington junior high school has been charged with assault.

The incident caught on surveillance video shows the boys bumping into each other in a hall and the larger eight-grader choking the smaller sevent-grader until he falls to the floor. He was hospitalized with a facial fracture and slight concussion.

KING reports ( the older boy said the two are friends and they were just "messing around."

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