North student faces charges after fight

A 16-year-old Nashua High School North student is facing felony assault charges for shoving a classmate in a pottery class, driving him into a file cabinet and badly damaging his mouth.

“It started out as horseplay and just escalated from there,” said Nashua police Lt. Jeffrey Bukunt of the incident.

According to police, the fight between the two 16-year-old boys began around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“The victim was shoved from behind by defendant. . . . He struck his mouth on a file cabinet and suffered significant injury to his teeth,” said Bukunt.

The injured boy was taken by his parents to the hospital. The defendant was booked and released into the custody of his parents. He faces charges of second-degree juvenile assault; if convicted, he could be jailed until he turns 18.

Neither was identified because they are juveniles.