George Jr. Republic staffer assaulted, badly injured

Charges are pending against a teenager at the George Junior Republic School in Mercer County for allegedly assaulting a staffer.State police said the staffer at the school for adjudicated boys suffered a serious head injury and was taken by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital.The 15-year-old was being arrested Wednesday for another incident when he resisted. He and the staffer both fell and the staffer, a 24-year-old New Castle man, struck his head on a chair. The staffer was knocked unconscious and teen assaulted him again before being restrained.A phone message left with a George Junior Republic staffer for school administration seeking comment was not returned Saturday.

Charges are pending against a teenager at the George Junior Republic School in Mercer County for allegedly assaulting a staffer.

State police said the staffer at the school for adjudicated boys suffered a serious head injury and was taken by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital.

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The 15-year-old was being arrested Wednesday for another incident when he resisted. He and the staffer both fell and the staffer, a 24-year-old New Castle man, struck his head on a chair. The staffer was knocked unconscious and teen assaulted him again before being restrained.

A phone message left with a George Junior Republic staffer for school administration seeking comment was not returned Saturday.