Police in Atwater are investigating an assault Monday in which a teenager was injured outside Atwater High School.
The victim was initially believed to be a student at the school, but police later confirmed he was not a student.
The suspect, however, is a 17-year-old student, Lt. Samuel Joseph said.
Police said the victim is dating the suspect’s sister and that the two males recently have been arguing about the victim’s driving.
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“Today the suspect saw the victim near the high school and thought that he was going to have his sister illegally leave campus,” Joseph said. “Out of anger, the suspect walked up to the victim’s vehicle and with a wrench struck the windshield of the vehicle.”
The victim suffered minor injuries as a result of the shattered glass, officers said.
Officers initially believe the victim had been struck in the head with the wrench, but later confirmed his injuries stemmed from the shattered glass.
Police said the suspect fled, but was quickly apprehended.
The victim was taken away by ambulance. There was no information on his condition.
Classes at the school were not affected and a campus lockdown was not required, according to police.
This is the second assault at Atwater High in less than six weeks. On April 13, a student stabbed and wounded a 16-year-old boy during an attack inside the school cafeteria.