LEWISTON — Police say four people have been charged in an attack on two Lewiston Middle School students that landed them in the hospital.

Of the four people charged, three are students, while a fourth was charged after going to Lewiston Middle School on Thursday as part of the ongoing dispute between two groups of students.

No names were released because the ages of the victims and the suspects.

Deputy Police Chief James Minkowsky says the victims were jumped and beaten Wednesday by a larger group of youths while walking to the Lewiston High School track.

Police did not disclose a motive.

Minkowsky tells the Sun Journal the department will increase patrols in the area of the attack.

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