PITTSFIELD -- A 16-year-old girl is facing assault charges for allegedly kicking the vice principal at Pittsfield High School in the head on Friday while he was trying to break up a fight at the school.

The girl was arrested after police responded about 11:15 a.m. to the incident in the school's cafeteria, where staff members were trying to break up a fight between two girls, both 16.

After exchanging text messages, one girl dumped a tray of food on the other girl, who was arrested, Pittsfield Police Sgt. Michael Maddalena said.

The girl who was arrested faces charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon -- her shoe -- for allegedly kicking the vice principal.

The second girl, who was not arrested, is facing disciplinary action by the school, Maddalena said.

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