Student Seriously Injured in Westlake School Fight

A fight at Westlake High School on the afternoon of 4-12-16 between a 17 year old junior and an 18 year old sophomore resulted in the younger student’s being hospitalized with very serious head injuries, report Westlake Police.

The fight took place in a men’s washroom around 12:54PM. The younger student was found by staff and the WPD School Resource Officer and appeared lethargic; he was initially seen by the school nurse.119209

He was subsequently transported by family to Fairview Gen. and later airlifted to Metro Health.

The suspect, Deandrew SMITH of Westlake, turned himself in on 4-13-16 on a charge of Felonious Assault. His bond was set at $5000 and a no-contact order was issued. He posted bond that date and wasreleased; his next hearing is 4-19-16 in the Rocky River Municipal Court.

The case will be submitted to the Grand Jury for review.

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