TOWNSEND, MASS. >> Police say a 16-year-old student is facing charges stemming from a fight at a Massachusetts high school that left a fellow student with serious injuries.

Police say the fight happened Tuesday morning at North Middlesex Regional High School in Townsend. The altercation apparently began following a dispute.

Authorities say one of the teens entered an administrative office, told school officials about the fight, and began slipping in and out of consciousness. He was hospitalized with serious head injuries.

The other teen has turned himself into police and faces a charge of assault and battery with intent to do serious bodily injury. He's scheduled to be arraigned in juvenile court on Wednesday.

Police aren't identifying the students at this time.

District Superintendent Joan Landers called the situation "deeply unfortunate."