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Fight at middle school leaves student seriously injured in Meigs County, Ohio

The Meigs County Sheriff's Office says two boys were fighting and a third boy tried to intervene when he was assaulted. (MGN Online)

The Meigs County Sheriff's Department said a middle school student suffered serious injuries after trying to break up a fight between two boys.

Sheriff Keith Wood said it happened Thursday at Eastern Middle School in Reedsville. Wood said two boys were fighting and a third boy tried to intervene when he was assaulted. The boy who tried to intervene sustained serious injuries and was flown to the Children's Hospital in Columbus where he remains in the intensive care unit.

A felonious assault charge has been filed against one of the boys and he was taken to a juvenile detention facility in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Wood said more details will be released as they become available.

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