A 10-year-old boy choked a 9-year-old girl during class at , at about 11 a.m. on May 31.
The girl told police she was grabbed and shaken by the throat before being thrown to the ground by the boy.
The soft tissue of the girl's neck was sore, but Sgt. William Palmer, a public information officer for the Minneapolis Police, said it was a "fairly minor injury."
A Ramsey teacher witnessed the assault.
The boy was cited in lieu of arrest for 5th degree assault and taken to the Juvenile Detention Center. Since he is under 12 years old, he won't be criminally charged, Palmer said.