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Teen Pleads Not Guilty In School Hallway Assault Incident in Franklin

FRANKLIN, Mass. (AP) — A 17-year-old Franklin teen has pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and battery in connection with a hallway assault on another student at Franklin High School that was videotaped and briefly posted online.

A Wrentham District Court judge ordered $1,500 bail for David Salmon on Monday, ordered him to stay away from the school and the alleged victim, and to return to court June 26.

Authorities say a second teen is expected to be charged and appear in court at a later date.

The video taken Thursday shows a student walking in the hallway getting punched by another boy.

The victim, 18-year-old Cory Pingeton, was taken to a hospital and has broken bones in his eye and a swollen retina. He tells the Milford Daily News he was taken by surprise.
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  • Betsy

    Wow!!!! Glad he got caugh in the act good for him. Don’t know the reason why he did it. No has the right to hit anyone.

  • http://Aol D

    You always plead not guilty. It’s your sacred right and it keeps options open for you. Never plead guilty. Not all cases go to trial and I am not sure of the conviction rate, but it probably is low as opposed to plea bargaining and whatnot.
    Never plead guilty and as soon as you hear the phrase “you have the right to remain silent.” Do that.

  • http://Aol D

    I respect your statement and somewhat agree that if your seen doing it, own it. But as a criminal justice major you are already a third biased in the court room. The other 2/3 being judge/ defense, with the jury remaining ” neutral.”
    I’m not an expert like you in any way, I am just saying no matter what happens in life you always keep your options open. No one else is going to help you discern whether you choose to be a miscreant or not, but miscreant or not, your rights in a courtroom are no more, nor are they less, than a law abiding citizen.

  • bob

    Enjoy jail zippy.