COLLIERVILLE, TN (WMC) - Shelby County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a student was assaulted outside Collierville High School after dismissal Tuesday.
The 10th grader is recovering at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital where he is expected to be released Thursday.
SCSO said detectives are in the process of talking to two students accused of assaulting the boy. School officials originally said three students were involved, but deputies now said two students carried out the assault.
Deputies expect charges to be filed against the 17- and 18-year-old students.
"The injuries of the student were to the magnitude of aggravated assault, so they will be facing criminal charges," said SCSO Chief Deputy Floyd Bonner.
Two of his classmates could face felony charges.
"Collierville High School is a good school," Bonner said. "We think that this is an isolated incident. But again, this is still under investigation."
Limited details on the investigation have turned the school and the town of Collierville into a rumor mill, with speculation of the motive swirling.
"Be patient with us," Bonner said. "Let us find out what happened, the reason it happened, and it's an ongoing investigation. So, as we find out more we will share with the concerned parents of Collierville."