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By Max Erikson Lou Marzeles
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County Fair teens fight spilling into social media


November 1, 2017

A mostly unknown incident at the Klickitat County Fair this past summer is now circulating on social media in an attempt to sway opinion.

On Aug. 24 two teens were involved in a fight at the fairgrounds, resulting in one teen having his jaw broken in two places and requiring reconstruction surgery.

According to the police report of the incident, key witnesses stated that the boy who threw the punches that broke the other boy’s jaw was acting in self-defense. Because of that—along with other voluminous conflicting witness reports—no arrests were made, and the Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office states it had insufficient evidence to prosecute. That has resulted in suppo...

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