High School Horror: Teens Arrested After Violent School Attack


Five teenagers have been detained in a Florida incident in which a student was knocked to the ground and suffered a cracked skull.

The police are looking for a sixth attacker.

The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon in a park near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Coral Gables.

As seen on film, there was a brawl in which several kids pushed one kid to the ground, breaking his skull.

“I was there when they started chasing him, but when I left, he was just in an ambulance leaving, so I heard that he got he fractured his skull or something,” witness Patrick Fox said, according to WSVN, which reported that as of Friday, the injured student was recovering at his home.

“They got people who were arrested in class,” Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Robert Gurkle said. “Some people were taken out for questioning. This is crazy to me. No one deserves that. It’s nuts that it even happened.”

According to WSVN, one student turned himself in to the police on Monday.

According to WPLG, four teenagers—three from Marjory Stoneman Douglas and one from Coral Gables High School—had already been arrested by authorities.

All of those arrested have been charged with felony violence. The adolescents have been ordered to stay at home for three weeks, with court appointments in January, according to WSVN.

Barrington Leefatt, the father of one suspect, said the victim “is not innocent, I’m telling you,” according to WPLG.

“[My son] was attacked first. I have video in that,” Barrington Leefatt said.

“My son is the victim here.”

According to the arrest warrants, the victim had a confrontation with some of the accused earlier in the week and desired a buddy to accompany him to the parking lot after school.

Michelle Kefford, principal of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, stated that she did not want the suspects to return to the school.

“We continue to work closely with the Coral Springs Police Department to ensure all those responsible receive appropriate consequences. We are also doing everything we can through District processes to ensure these students do not return to our campus,” she said.

Although the Marjory Douglas Stoneman Douglas High School campus is open, the building where students were killed in 2018 has been locked and will be demolished at the end of the current school year, according to the Associated Press.


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