Posted at: 06/13/2013 2:36 PM
A seventh grader is being recognized Thursday for shielding a friend from a violent attack.
School leaders say Carlos Mazzoni saw one of his friends get into an argument and stepped into action.
Mazzoni then tried to pull his friend away when she was attacked.
Officers say thanks to the seventh grader, the young girl was not harmed.
"My friends are very important to me and I'll do whatever it takes to keep them safe," says Mazzoni.
Aside from helping out his friends, Mazzoni enjoys working on science projects.