18-Year-Old Survives Life-Threatening Injuries After Attack; 15-Year-Old Is Suspect

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)– A brutal fight outside Broadneck High School leaves an 18-year-old in serious condition. Police say his attacker is only 15 years old.

Meghan McCorkell explains what happened during the frightening fight.

Rescue workers tell us that teen suffered serious injuries to his face and eye. Now, neighbors say they hope this fight is a wake-up call for police.

Minutes after Broadneck High School’s dismissal, the two teens traded punches surrounded by a crowd.

“About 75 kids filming on their cell phones, on their cameras to post on YouTube and Facebook later,” said neighbor Jeanne Garrett.

The 18-year-old was hit in the head, fell to the ground, and started having a seizure. But witnesses claim the 15-year-old kept hitting him.

By the time paramedics got to the scene, the 18-year-old was seriously injured and had to be airlifted to Shock Trauma.

“He was lifted with life-threatening injuries so that’s a Priority One patient,” Battalion Chief Steve Thompson of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said. “You don’t want to waste any time with a Priority One patient.”

The victim is a former student at Broadneck.

WJZ has learned that school officials at Broadneck High School are cooperating with police even though this didn’t happen on school property.

The fight happened right behind the school at the corner of Chestnut Tree and Southview Drive. Neighbors say the corner is a constant trouble spot.

“The kids smoke weed. The kids fight. The kid argue. The kids drink. Everything goes on across from school property,” Garrett said.

“It’s like, dozens of kids but they think they’re the local tough kids,” neighbor Ed Tribull.

Now they hope this tragedy will result in more police presence that could prevent anyone else from getting hurt.

“You feel unsafe sending your kids to school that have to go through this situation,” Garrett said.

WJZ has learned that the victim in this case underwent surgery and is expected to survive.

No weapons were used in the fight. Police have not yet filed charges against the 15 year old.

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  • JJ

    Good old Broadneck HIgh! THe mixing bowl of every walk of life!

  • sickofitall

    The 15 year old should be charged as an adult and spend a LONG time in jail and charges should be brought against every one of those kids that filmed and refused to help. Sure, they didn’t want to get beat up either but 75 people watching the fight and filming it and not working together to stop this kid is pathetic. It is a sad world that we live in when people are more concerned about putting a video on the internet more than helping someone. Great job to these parents too who instilled such wonderful values in their kids.

    • http://ronskemp.wordpress.com ronskemp

      You are absolutely right. Until that begins to happen ACROSS THE COUNTRY, we’re going to continue to see this madness. There’s plenty of lip service being issued by the school administrators and elected officials, nationwide, about “zero tolerance”, yet we’re seeing this in the news every single day. It’s a travesty.

  • Pam Tomlinson

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  • big tom

    send the punk to jail, see if he can handle a fight in there with real thugs

  • Tiffany Rodkell

    These kids education should be the focal point. Why are these youth worried about fighting rather then their homework or upcoming exams. The school environment should be set for learning not for social clubs. Visit me at http://www.Tiffanyrodkell.net

  • Jay

    WOW this is a county school? but they don’t act like that in the county, who would have thought?

  • Sharon

    Its just geography. Its doesn’t matter where they live (city or county). Kids will be kids. I lived in the county all my life and kids still act the same.

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