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Teen accused of assault at MA school held with out bail

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courtgavelgenericxlcbs3 Teen accused of assault at MA school held with out bail

A 16-year-old boy at central Massachusetts school for children with emotional and behavioral challenges accused of attacking a female staff member has been ordered held without bail.

The boy, who attended the Devereux School in Rutland, is charged with assault and battery and assault with intent to rape in connection with the alleged June 9 attack inside the nonprofit school.

Prosecutors allege the boy punched the assistant teacher in the head, kicked her in the ribs, and tried to undo her pants. The woman suffered a concussion, bruised ribs and two black eyes.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that a judge ordered the boy held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing.

A defense lawyer says the boy is in state custody while authorities try to find a more appropriate facility for him.

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