4 Florida Teens Charged After Video Shows Victim Being Body-Slammed

The students (except for one) attend Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; all were charged with felony battery.

Four teenagers have been arrested with a fifth one pending after a video showed a Florida student being attacked and then slammed head-first into concrete.

According to Local10.com, the incident took place outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Coral Springs, Florida. The victim lost consciousness and suffered skull damage.

Police officers have arrested Chinua Leefatt, 15, Jordan Thompson, 16, Caleb Hensley, 17, and Sylvester Hicks Jr, 16. Another teenager, Jahmeer Beautziel, 17, has yet to be arrested.

Four of the suspects attend Marjory Stoneman; Leefatt attends Coral Glades High School. All have been charged with felony battery.

In an email to parents last week, Marjory Stoneman  principal Michelle Kefford said she hopes to expel the four students, The New York Post reported.

“We are also doing everything we can through district processes to ensure these students do not return to our campus,” she wrote in the email, according to WPLG.

Last week, TMZ posted a video of the interaction.

The Coral Springs Police Department posted an update regarding the arrest of the individuals named above on its Facebook page.

The father of one of the suspects, Barrington Leefatt, expressed skepticism and insisted that his son, Chinua, was attacked previously.

“That kid (victim) is not innocent, I’m telling you,” he said, adding that he has a video of his son being attacked first.

The New York Post reported that the school is no stranger to being in the news.

In 2018, a deadly mass shooting took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, leaving 14 students and three teachers dead. The student responsible for the shooting, Nikolas Cruz, was given a sentence of 17 life terms in prison last year for the event that took place on Valentine’s Day.

Cruz  headed into the school armed with an AR-15 assault rifle and started shooting people in the building. He was so callous with his action that he went back and finished off people who were wounded by the initial bullets before being apprehended.