NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (CBS Houston/AP) — Investigators are seeking a motive behind an assault in a Texas high school corridor that left one 15-year-old boy dead.
Logan Davidson died Wednesday afternoon at a San Antonio hospital of injuries from the 9:30 a.m. Tuesday attack that happened between classes at Canyon High School in New Braunfels.
The 15-year-old suspect remains in Guadalupe County Juvenile Detention Center in Seguin on suspicion of aggravated assault, according to New Braunfels police. Investigators are withholding the suspect’s identity because of his age.
The attack happened in a hallway outside a classroom where the teenagers shared a first-period class, New Braunfels police Capt. John McDonald said Thursday. As Davidson emerged from the classroom, the other boy punched him twice in the head, McDonald said. Davidson fell against a wall, striking his head, and had no chance to fight back, McDonald said.
“Some of the students saw it, reported it to teachers and teachers found him unconscious on the ground,” McDonald said.
“It was not a fight,” he added. “It was an assault.”
Police are questioning witnesses and classmates but had no information of bullying or other hostilities between the two, said police Lt. John Wells. “At this point, we don’t have anything that indicates anything like that,” he said. “But we’re again early in the investigation.”
“We’ve had no prior issues with either student,” said Andrew Kim, superintendent of the Comal Independent School District.
Campus and school district counselors will be at the New Braunfels school campus throughout the week, Kim said.
“Our thoughts and prayers go to the families of both students involved and we will all work to protect their privacy during this difficult time,” Kim said in a statement to KHOU-TV.
Funeral arrangements are pending. An online memorial fund has been established to help the Davidson family with expenses.
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