Student Seriously Injured after Fight at Military Prep School

A student lost vital signs, was resuscitated, and underwent brain surgery, after being hit with a brick during a fight with a classmate at a military prep school in Kaohsiung City today, July 16.

During breakfast at the Chung Cheng Armed Forces Preparatory School this morning, two students had an argument after one student requested another to provide him with a cup of milk tea.

According to media reports, the two second-year students, Chen, 17 years-old, and Luo, 18, went to the toilets to fight it out. During the fight, Luo suffered a busted lip.

Classmates separated the pair and persuaded them to go to class. However, after reaching the classroom, Luo went outside and found a brick laying in the grass. Luo took the brick into the classroom and slammed it into the back of Chen’s skull.

Chen fell to the ground unconscious. Chen was rushed to hospital by ambulance and arrived at 8:26am with no heartbeat, pulse, or breathing. At 8:33am, Chen’s vital signs were restored, and shortly after 9:00am, he underwent emergency surgery at Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital. Chen is said to have suffered a fractured skull, intracranial hemorrhage, and severe cerebral edema.

Police are investigating the incident as a case of attempted murder. The Ministry of Defense has also sent a team to the school to investigate the incident.

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