7 Nov 2014

Teen in hospital after graduation fight

5:39 pm on 7 November 2014

A 17-year-old girl is in hospital after a fight following school graduation celebrations in the Eastern Bay of Plenty town of Opotiki early this morning.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter flying at night

Helicopter pilot Liam Brettkelly said the teenage girl was flown to hospital. Photo: PHOTO NZ

Tauranga-based rescue helicopter pilot Liam Brettkelly said the girl was knocked unconscious.

She was flown to hospital with a suspected serious head injury.

Mr Brettkelly said the girl was with a group of friends in the town's main street when she was allegedly assaulted about 4.30am.

Opotiki College was offering support to students affected by the incident.