Police: Student’s rectum injured by air hose

Published: Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
Updated: Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 11:45 PM

            Coldwater student severely injured after horse play
Coldwater student severely injured after horse play

UPDATE @ 11:38 p.m.:

There is no evidence at this time that this was a bullying incident, Chief Miller said in a statement released tonight.

The investigation is continuing, he said, and “at this time no charges have been filed.”

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There was no information about the condition of the male victim.


Coldwater police confirm they are investigating after a Coldwater Exempted Village Schools’ high school student was seriously injured with an air hose during a shop class Tuesday, October 21.

According to Coldwater police Chief Jason Miller, two students were involved in horseplay when one one student allegedly placed an air hose in the rectum of another student, causing serious injury to the teen’s colon.

The chief confirms the injured student is being treated in a Columbus hospital.

Chief Miller said his detectives are interviewing 25 students who were in the class at the time the incident occurred.

No criminal charges have been filed, but the incident is under investigation.

Coldwater Exempted Village Schools Superintendent Rick Seas confirmed the investigation involves two high school students, but would not comment further. “At this time the incident is still under investigation,” said Seas.