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Butler students charged in pineapple assault

BUTLER TWP — A Butler High School student has been charged criminally for attacking another student with pineapple, triggering an allergic reaction.

During the lunch period on Dec. 13 at Butler Intermediate High School, a 14-year-old girl intentionally “high-fived” a 14-year-old classmate, exposing her to pineapple, Butler Township Police Chief John Hays said Wednesday.

The victim has a severe pineapple allergy and even skin contact is enough to trigger a reaction, Hays said.

She was taken to the nurse’s office, given an epinephrine pen and eventually taken by ambulance to the Butler Memorial Hospital. She was treated and released from the hospital the same day, according the police.

The 14-year-old and two other girls who allegedly had a role in the assault face felony charges in juvenile court. They were also disciplined by the school.

A full story will appear in Thursday's Butler Eagle.

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