A Starpoint High School student was charged with third-degree assault Saturday for allegedly punching a classmate in the school Friday.
Sara A. Bender, 17, of 4583 Plank Road, Town of Lockport, was charged with hitting another girl in the face at 8:05 a.m. Friday in a school hallway, according to Niagara County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Perkins.
The attack followed an argument over a mutual male friend, he said.
The victim was treated by a school nurse for a bloody, scratched and swollen nose and was sent home so her parents could take her to a doctor, Perkins said.
Sara was suspended from school, he said.