Skip to comments.Victim recounts snow day attack at Warner Robins High; 2 arrests made
Posted on 02/07/2014 10:29:07 AM PST by Altura Ct.
WARNER ROBINS -- Two teens have been arrested in connection with an attack in front of Warner Robins High School while school was out due to snow.
Shymalik Raekwon Mitchell, 17, of Warner Robins, was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated assault, according to a news release from the Warner Robins Police Department.
Terrell Antonio Boyd, 17, also of Warner Robins, was charged with battery. Additional arrests may be pending as the investigation continues, the release said.
According to police, a group of about 30 people were having a snowball fight at the high school Jan. 29. Members of the group allegedly were jumping on vehicles in the parking lot, and when one of the vehicles owners asked them to stop, they allegedly attacked that person and three others who came to his aid.
A photo of the fight circulated widely on social media. One of the victims said a person associated with the alleged assailants took the photo, and it was originally posted making light of the attack. It rapidly circulated on the Internet, and investigators used the picture to identify the suspects.
The victim, a 27-year-old man from Byron, asked not to be identified because he and the other three victims have children in the school system and fear reprisal. He said they went to Demon Valley to take their children sledding, and while they were there a group of people in front of the school was having a snowball fight.
The wife of one of the men in the sledding group stayed in their van with their infant child. When members of the group having the snowball fight began hitting the van, the victim said, the woman got out and asked them to stop.
At that point, he said, someone hit her with a snowball, and part of the snowball landed on the baby. The womans husband then approached, asked the group to stop and was attacked, he said. He and two other men in the sledding group who came to his aid were assaulted. He said no one in the sledding group instigated physical contact.
The victim said three of them, including himself, suffered concussions, and one had two cracked ribs. Members of the sledding group were white, and those involved in the snowball fight were black. He said the attackers yelled racial comments at them during the assault.
He said they did not call for an ambulance because their first concern was to remove their children from the scene. As the adrenaline wore off later, he said, they realized they were injured and sought treatment.
He said he thinks about 30 people were directly involved in the attack, and he hopes there will be more arrests. He said one female in the group having the snowball fight tried to stop the attack, and she was thrown back. Other than the female, he said, there was not one innocent bystander.
He said it ended when one of the wives dialed 911 and started reading out license plate numbers in the parking lot. When the group realized that, they stopped and fled.
It’s a shame the adults were not able to use more forceful means to defend themselves.
“God made men, but Samuel Colt made them equal.”
Shymalik Raekwon looks to be highly intellectual. (Just like his folks, no doubt.)
I believe I saw this video. Funny how the obvious detail about the represented demographic of the assailants is missing from this article. Very odd. Hmmm...I wonder why that is?
I’ve had meatloaf with more intelligence that that punk has.
“the represented demographic of the assailants is missing from this article.”
From the article above;
“Members of the sledding group were white, and those involved in the snowball fight were black. He said the attackers yelled racial comments at them during the assault.”
Dang. I read it but how did I miss that?
“I read it but how did I miss that?”
I do that a lot myself!
That’s how they roll in Demon Valley .
Jumping on cars, assaulting a family...
I know what these kids need, here’s a quick dozen:
1) More hip-hop music
2) Fewer families with a father figure.
3) Less church
4) More drug use
5) Less schools, and fewer kids wanting to learn marketable skills
6) Fewer jobs
7) More crime
8) Greater Gov’t dependence- hey, it’s owed to you!
9) More Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton to divide people and drive shiny new levels of racial tension.
10) More Black Panthers - enough of this crap from whitey!
11) More Democrat Party. They’re down with the struggle!
12) More knockout game.
This mess has GOT to stop/be stopped.
If Obama had a snow day.
they went postal because the Sledding Instructions were written in Cursive!
of course I hope they all get the legal charges dropped and only face school detention because we wouldn't want them to be stimatized and profiled and put into the justice system too early....
No need to stoop to yelling bad things back at them.
They appear to be headed for that old justice system swinging door..in...out in out
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