A brutal fight at Frederick Douglass High School on Wednesday left a student with life-threatening injuries to his head and neck, Baltimore City school administrators said. As footage of the fight went viral, officials said the student who beat him up was charged with attempted murder.
The fight happened at the school’s cafeteria around noon. Video obtained by CBS Baltimore shows one student — 17-year-old Sean Johnson — repeatedly punching the other in the head, then stomping his head. The student then has a seizure. The students are teammates on the football team, the station reports. The student who was beat up stole a visor from the other student’s football helmet.
School staff intervened to break up the fight, school officials said. But not before the student who was repeatedly punched sustained severe injuries to his head and neck. The student is said to be in stable condition at Shock Trauma.
Johnson was charged with attempted murder, and will be tried as an adult.
After school activities were cancelled on Thursday at the school.
Frederick Douglass High School was last in the spotlight on the day of Freddie Gray’s funeral, when students from the school and police in riot gear clashed near the transportation hub at Mondawmin Mall. The incident gave way to a night of widespread looting and violence in the city.
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