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Long Beach high school student seriously injured in brawl

This post has been changed. See the note at the bottom for details.

A 15-year-old Long Beach student suffered serious injuries in a brawl with other students, law enforcement authorities said Wednesday night.

Authorities were investigating the circumstances surrounding the Wednesday afternoon fight across the street from Wilson High, but they said the incident may have involved up to half a dozen students.

Long Beach police Wednesday night were searching for the students involved in the boy's assault.

The victim was not involved in an incident at the school before the attack.

They said the injured student was assaulted by at least two other students but that others may have participated in the attack.

The boy was taken to a local hospital. The extent of his injuries was not immediately known.

The incident comes as Long Beach police are investigating the case of a 10-year-old girl who died after a fight with another girl Friday near their elementary school.

At least half a dozen classmates watched the fight involving Joanna Ramos, who died of blunt-force trauma, according to law enforcement sources.

[For the record, 10:20 a.m. March 2: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported the victim's age. The article also cited sources who said the assault was preceded by a lunchtime brawl at the school. Long Beach police later released information saying the victim was not involved in a prior on-campus incident.]

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--Andrew Blankstein (twitter.com/anblanx) and Robert J. Lopez (twitter.com/LAJourno)

 
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