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Student Allegedly Attacks Principal Over Cheetos: Lafayette High School Student Suspended

02/15/2012 10:58 am ET | Updated Feb 16, 2012

An unidentified flying bag of Cheetos led to a brawl between a 17-year-old student and his assistant principal, school officials in Indiana say.

Authorities with the Lafayette Police Department arrested the unnamed Jefferson High School student on Monday after he allegedly attacked the school's assistant principal, Roger Francis, the Journal and Courier reports.

The incident took place at approximately 8 a.m., as students congregated outside the school's library waiting for class to begin. At that time, someone threw a bag of Cheetos, striking Assistant Principal Francis, according to reports.

As the administrator attempted to identify who threw the snack, he summoned the unnamed student to his office. But the student refused, instead attacking Assistant Principal Francis and grabbing him by the throat.

Lafayette School Corp. Superintendent Ed Eile described the scene.

"Cheetos went flying everywhere," Eiler said Tuesday, according to reports. "As to whether or not the bag was thrown at him, or why it was thrown in that general direction, we're looking into."

Footage of the incident was posted to YouTube, only to be removed shortly after. Local television station WLFI obtained clips of the incident, which are included in the report, above.

The student is suspended pending internal review. He could face expulsion as well as additional disciplinary actions.

CORRECTION: A previous headline for this article referred Roger Francis as a teacher. He is the assistant principal.

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