A student was hospitalized after a fight at North Middlesex Regional High School Tuesday morning.   Administrators at the school say the 16-year-old was alert when he went to the office after the fight with another student, but then he began to slip in and out of consciousness.

“The hallway I normally go down was blocked off. There was like blood dried blood on the ground right there,” student Kayleigh Bryant said.

Students say the fight happened in the hallway and several teens just watched, one of the students even recorded the fight.

“He was hitting him really hard and throwing punches. Basically everyone else was standing around,” student Phoebe Adams said.

Townsend Police Chief Robert Eaton said a 16-year-old male from Ashby has been charged with assault and battery with intent to do serious bodily harm.

Students tells the fight was over a group chat involving a girl.

Eaton said the teen turned himself in to police and is set to be arraigned Wednesday.

“We allege that two boys got into a verbal dispute that unfortunately ended in physical violence and serious injuries,” Eaton said.

Townsend Police are investigating the incident. The names of the students, both 16, are not being released.