Nebraska teen accused of branding fellow student

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A 15-year-old North Platte student has been arrested, accused of branding another teenager during a welding class. The North Platte Telegraph reports  the incident occurred Tuesday at North Platte High School.   

Lt. Rich Hoagland says one boy touched a hot welding rod to the neck of a 15-year-old classmate. The injured teen was treated. The other boy was taken into custody and was released on Wednesday. He's due back in court on Feb. 29 to face a charge of felony assault. The boys' names have not been disclosed.