Student treated for concussion, after punched multiple times by classmate, police say

Madison Police Department

MADISON, Wis. — A Jefferson Middle School student was taken to the hospital Wednesday after being punched by a classmate, Madison police said.

The student suffered a concussion, according to Joel DeSpain, a spokesperson for the Madison Police Department.

The student told officers he had been bullied for some time by the boy who hit him, DeSpain said.

A school staff member said the victim fell to the floor after the initial blow and was then punched a couple more times.

The suspect was removed from the classroom and taken to the Juvenile Reception Center on tentative charges of substantial battery and disorderly conduct, DeSpain said.