A 14-year-old accused of choking another boy unconscious at a Covington junior high school has been charged with assault.

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A 14-year-old accused of choking another boy unconscious at a Covington junior high school has been charged with assault.

The incident caught on surveillance video shows the boys bumping into each other in a hall and the larger eight-grader choking the smaller seventh-grader until he falls to the floor. He was hospitalized with a facial fracture and slight concussion.

KING reports ( http://is.gd/vNW6Dr) the older boy said the two are friends and they were just “messing around.”