Two male students at Notre Dame High School were charged with assault after a fight on the school's Jefferson Street campus Monday afternoon.

The students, both 17-year-old Bridgeport residents, attacked a third teen, who is not a student at the school, but had come to the Catholic school at dismissal time to visit his girlfriend, police said.

The victim said he was standing by school buses when he was jumped first by one of the accused students who came at him from around the bus and grabbed his shirt, triggering the altercation.

According to the report, the two youths had been "going back and forth" with each other in a dispute since Halloween. Punches were thrown and several people had to break up the fight, police said.

The Notre Dame students, whose names were not released because of their age, were both charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace. They are scheduled to be in court March 1.