GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A teen boy who was involved in a fight at East Kentwood High School last week will face an assault charge, the Kent County prosecutor has decided.

The teen, whose name will not be released because he is a juvenile, faces one misdemeanor count of assault and battery.

Video of the Thursday fight recorded by bystanders was circulating online. It showed two students fighting in the hallway. At one point, one of the students was kicked repeatedly in the head while already on the ground. Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker said that video did not show the entire situation.

“When you get the social media clip, it’s usually 20 seconds, 30 seconds; a snippet of what occurred,” Becker told News 8 Tuesday. “From a law enforcement perspective, from a prosecutor’s perspective, we’ve got to look at the entire incident.”

He said that the Kent County Sheriff’s Office investigation yielded more video than what was on social media, witness statements and details about the circumstances of the fight. He did not share exactly what the investigation found because it’s a juvenile case, but said it led to the teen being charged with misdemeanor assault and battery.

“Violence in schools is not going to be tolerated,” Becker said.

The video shows a number of students watching the fight. Becker said they did the right thing by not directly getting involved.

“I think that’s always the dangerous thing, is having kids intervene,” Becker said. “Who knows, they get hit, they caught up in it, they get hurt just being a bystander trying to be a hero, if you will.”

He reminded teens that if they see a fight, they should find an adult to intervene, whether it’s a teacher, administrator or school resource officer.

“Report as soon as possible,” Becker said.

East Kentwood High School’s school resource officer started in April.

“I think we’re trying, as law enforcement, to really build a relationship,” Becker said. “I think the sheriff’s department having school resources officers … is a tremendous good step in that direction, to have someone that’s going to build trust with the students to maybe report and talk to the kids when something like this happens (and) to intervene.”

He said kids can call Silent Observer to pass along information anonymously. They can even get a $50 reward if the tip “leads to an arrest or leads to some information,” Becker said.

“I think it’s a great program and an incentive,” he said.

Michigan also has the OK2SAY reporting program for school safety. Becker said tips could allow school officials to intervene early and prevent fights so a matter never needs to go to his office.

“We’re trying to work with our partners in the schools and have a safe learning environment. That’s what kids should be at school for. Learning, not worrying about stuff like this,” Becker said.

In a letter to parents last week, Kentwood Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Polston called the fight “the last reprehensible seconds of a longer altercation,” adding that “prior to the escalation of the physical altercation, both students had an opportunity to not engage.” In a separate letter, East Kentwood High School Principal Omar Bakri called the fight “disturbing and unacceptable” and said they do not represent the school’s values.

The assault and battery charge carries up to 93 days in jail for adults but not for juveniles. Becker said if the teen is convicted, he could face probation, community service or restitution.

“I hope people take from this that it’s not glamorous, it’s not fun. When it gets down to it, it has an impact on the victim but it also has an impact on the defendant, as well,” Becker said.

He did not anticipate any more charges in the case.