Monday, August 31, 2009

Police: Hearing-impaired teen attacked at Forestview High

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A Gastonia teenager was charged Friday with attacking a hearing-impaired teen at Forestview High School.

Joshua F. Carle, 17, of 554 Burlington Court, struck an 18-year-old boy in the back of the head, knocking out his hearing implants, Gaston County Police Sgt. Billy Downey wrote in a magistrate’s order affidavit. Arrest documents did not state whether the teens are students at Forestview.

Carle was charged with assault/battery on a handicapped person and released to his parents’ custody.