A student at the Jim Thorpe Middle School has been charged with simple assault and related counts.

Borough police said on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, they were informed a 13-year-old male student had struck a 12-year-old male classmate with a book in the face. The victim was taken to a hospital for evaluation, police said.

A petition has been filed with the county juvenile probation office charging the teen with the assault count, a misdemeanor two, and summary charges of harassment and disorderly conduct.