A 13-year-old Perry County boy was charged with simple assault after state police said a school prank went too far.
State police Trooper Brian Clark said two 13-year-old eighth-grade boys were in class at West Perry Middle School Jan. 16 when one boy allegedly stuck a sharpened pencil, point up, under the buttocks of the other.
The second boy sat down on the pencil, Clark said, lodging a piece of it in his rear. "There wasn't any intent," Clark said. "It was kids horsing around."
Still, Clark said, the teen required surgery to remove pieces of the pencil. His parents reported the incident to police, he said.
The charge against the accused will be handled by Perry County Juvenile Probation. Clark said he didn't know what action, if any, had been taken against the teen by the school.