A 10-year-old boy was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center on Tuesday afternoon after an altercation at a Miami school, authorities said.
The incident was reported at Citrus Grove Middle School.
Miami-Dade school police said there was an altercation after school involving the boy and another student that resulted in the injury.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue initially reported the incident as a student being body-slammed.
The boy's father told Local 10 News that his son is under observation at Holtz Children's Hospital after he was attacked by another student.
Sources told Local 10 that the other student was several years older than the injured boy.
The other student was arrested and faces a battery charge, Miami-Dade school police said.