18-year-old charged in assault on Franklin Pierce student who suffered fractured skull

The student remains in critical condition, police said Tuesday.

An 18-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested Tuesday in connection to a Dec. 1 assault on a 22-year-old Franklin Pierce University student, who remains in critical condition.

Travis P. Flagg, of Gardner, was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and simple assault, a misdemeanor, Rindge, New Hampshire, police said in a news release.

Police say that at about 1:17 a.m. on Dec. 1, emergency personnel responded to the university for a man who was unconscious and the victim of an assault. When they got there, they found the student had “a serious head injury,” and he was brought to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

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As of Tuesday, the victim remained in the hospital’s intensive care unit. Police said back on Dec. 4 that his injuries included a fractured skull.

On Dec. 1, Flagg had been visiting the university’s campus with a group of people, all of whom were not students and weren’t invited, police said.