In Georgia a fight broke out between two boys. Well I wouldn’t say it was so much of a fight, it was a beat down. David Egan (16 years old) was beaten by the other boy because the other boy accused David of taking a pair of sneakers…
While watching the video I was shocked! No one intervened except when the kid was on the floor, and than I think an adult came by. I know this was a locker room, but did no teacher hear what was going on? Also if you watch the video below isn’t it odd how the camera is recording, before the fight? It is as if the person recording knew the fight was going to happen.
I think because they knew about the fight and, and they recorded it, they should get in some amount of trouble. There were many students that were also encouraging the fight to happen. What will be done about them? Do we want kids encouraging each other to fight? What is wrong with you people?!?
The kid punches Egan in the face. he stumbles towards the lockers where he is shoved from behind face first into the metal. When he turns around, he is punched again and knocked to the ground. He didn’t have a chance to defend himself! He was still trying to recoup from the last two punches and having his face bashed against the locker!
No student intervened. People were just recording and watching. The only way a student could have possible intervened without me seeing it on camera is if they ran to get a teacher. If a student actually did that, thank you. You are a better person than all of the guys that were in the locker room not doing anything. You are 10 times better than the person who was recording the fight. And you are 20 times better than the guy who punched the kid in the face a few times over a pair of shoes.
The kid who punched Egan over a pair of shoes had apparently reported them missing the day before this incident took place. I guess he heard a rumor that Egan had them and decided to take matters into his own hands. Others must have known about it too, how else would they have begun recording the incident before it happened? If others knew about it beforehand, this shows this we premeditated and this should be taken seriously.
I don’t care if this kid took the shoes. It doesn’t make what he did right. Egan did not go up to the kid and say, “I want you to punch me in the face so hard my nose will be separated from my skull and I will need extensive surgery.” Even than, you can walk away from that, its called free will; making the right choice. The smart person, if they heard anything, would have reported the details to whoever is in charge of missing items and the person in charge could investigate.
I don’t see how complicated that concept is!
But noooooooooo, we are going to act immature. We are going to show that we are real men and we can do things like how “real men” would. I am going to show that I am tough guy. I am going to show the whole world that I can’t be walked all over, because I am a MAN! I am strong!
When I heard where Parkview High School was located (Lilburn, GA), that it was a public school, and it was 30 mins away from Atlanta. I am sorry to say that I was not surprised.
What did surprise me most of all was the schools reaction. This kid was obviously (from watching the video) punched in the nose a few times. Just looking at his face in the pictures below showed that he had serious damage done to him. The high school doesn’t call the ambulance and the parent at the same time to let them know what was going on. No, instead they just call the dad to have him picked up.
As to what happened to the kid who threw the punch, no idea what his name is or what actions are taken place beyond the fact that are “disciplinary.”
As of right now the attacker is being charged as a Juvenille. The father is upset and has every right to be. He is calling for the kid to be tried as an adult, since he is 16 and just 2 years away from being an adult. The father stated, “He didn’t throw sand in his eyes, he didn’t stab him in the arm with a pencil, he broke his skull.” Although it was the nose that was “separated” from the skull, still he makes a point. There are other boys that are being investigated as well, although it is unknown as to whether or not they are being disciplined or tried.
It doesn’t help that this is nothing new. Fights at the school according to students, were normal and common. And according to records the number of fights have increased over the past year.
The District School district spokesperson was asked to speak on the manner
“The student is a juvenile. I understand that this offense does not qualify to charge a juvenile as an adult in the state of Georgia. The seven offenses under which a juvenile can be charged as an adult are listed under OCGA 15-11-560.
“Typically when there is a fight, 911 is not called as adults intervene. Injured students are typically taken to the clinic to receive immediate care from the clinic worker. Parents are then called. The school handled this case well, acting immediately to care for the injured student and to investigate so that appropriate disciplinary and criminal charges could be made.”
To counter this statement:
- The adults were slow in their response to intervene.
- His nose was badly broken, what could the clinic worker do? Give him Tylenol and tell him to walk it off?
- Parents should have been called right away.
Also what if they kid had been knocked out? Would they have called the ambulance or just take him to the clinic and call his dad? Egan was lying on the floor before an adult intervened. Where were all the adults? He had to be walked to the clinic in pain, and only than was his father called.
Being curious I also looked up the 7 offenses. I checked a few law wedsites to confirm that the list below is legitimate. Here is the main site I used though.
The seven offenses are:
- Voluntary Manslaughter
- Aggravated Sodomy
- Aggravated Child Molestation
- Aggravated Sexual Battery
- Armed Robbery with a Firearm
All he had to do was kill the kid before he could be tried as an adult? Come on, this is ridiculous. If you look at the pictures below, this could have permanently damaged him. Since his nose was already away from his skull, imagine if the kid kept on hitting him! Let us look at the intent, he may not wanted to have killed the kid, but he definitely wanted to knock him out. The attacker only stopped once an adult entered the picture.
I hope the kid is charged as an adult, cause wouldn’t this be considered aggravated assault with intent to do bodily harm?!? I know that is not one of the 7, but it should be added to the list.
This needs to be stopped. This is ridiculous! If kids are this violent in high school, they should be treated as adults!
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