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Five Teens Face Charges in Brutal Beating Near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Five teenagers, including one who recently surrendered to authorities in Florida, have been charged in connection with a violent beating captured on video near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. This incident occurred in the vicinity of the school where a tragic shooting took place in 2018.

Teen Charged with Felony Battery

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Jahmeer Beauziel, aged 17, turned himself in and has been charged with felony battery related to the assault near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Four Others Arrested Last Week

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Last week, four other teenagers were arrested in connection with the same incident. These individuals include Caleb Hensley, 17; Sylvester Hicks Jr., 16; Chinua Leefatt, 15; and Jordan Thompson, 16. All except Leefatt are students at the school.

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Court Appearances and Custody

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The four teenagers arrested last week appeared in court on Friday and were subsequently released to the custody of their parents and guardians. Jahmeer Beauziel was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

Details of the Assault

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The victim, an 18-year-old, was violently attacked on December 12 at North Community Park, which serves as an overflow parking area for students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. This school tragically witnessed the loss of 17 students, teachers, and staff members in a deadly shooting on February 14, 2018, with the shooter now serving multiple life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Police Search for Sixth Suspect

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Detectives are actively searching for a sixth suspect linked to the beating incident. Authorities are also working to determine the motive behind the attack on the 18-year-old victim.

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Origin of the Conflict

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The assault appears to have arisen from an argument that initially began within the school premises. However, authorities have yet to ascertain the exact motive behind the violent altercation.

Victim’s Injuries and Condition

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While police have not disclosed specific details about the victim’s injuries, they confirmed that the injuries were serious but not life-threatening, while citing medical privacy laws.

Parents and Guardians’ Response

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Parents and guardians of Beauziel, Hensley, Hicks, and Leefatt could not be reached for comment at the time of reporting. A family member at Thompson’s residence declined to comment on the situation.

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School Principal’s Statement

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Michelle Kefford expressed her concern about the incident, describing it as “upsetting.” She assured parents that the school district was taking steps to prevent these students from returning to campus.

Community Reaction

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The incident has generated significant concern and reactions within the school community and the broader Parkland area. Authorities are continuing their investigation to unravel the full circumstances surrounding the beating near the school.

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