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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

December 22, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Granite Falls student killed in fight at party

Update at 4:30 p.m.: The 18-year-old high school student who died Sunday has been identified as Jarom Thomas, the Granite Falls School District said Monday afternoon.

“Our sincerest condolences go to Jarom’s family and friends. Please join us in sending the family support and encouragement during this difficult time,” the school district wrote on its website.

The suspect was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on suspicion of second-degree manslaughter, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Original post:

The Associated Press

EVERETT — The Snohomish County sheriff’s office says a high school student from Granite Falls was fatally injured in a fight outside a party at Snohomish, and another student has been arrested for investigation of manslaughter.

The sheriff’s office says the two 18-year-olds from Lake Stevens got into a fight early Sunday following a minor vehicle collision outside the party.

Witnesses say the suspect hit the victim in the face and he fell backward, unconscious. A friend drove him to the hospital where he died. Detectives jailed the suspect for their manslaughter investigation.

The sheriff’s office says both victim and suspect are students at Crossroads High School in Granite Falls.

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