Altercation at TOPS gets ugly‘s Casey McNerthney is reporting on an altercation at TOPS@Seward School last week that also made the Stranger earlier in the day.

McNerthney says the Seattle Police report says that in a French class, one seventh-grader asked another if he knew the “pen to skull” trick. When the victim said no, the alleged attacker reportedly held a pen in a closed fist and hit the victim in the head five times, drawing blood. 

But, McNerthney says, there’s a question about who instigated the altercation. See the rest of his blog post here.