Charges: 4 teens slip into Southwest HS, beat student; teacher also hurt
Four teenage boys were let through a secured door at Southwest High School in Minneapolis, barged into a class and beat a student over a dispute on Facebook, according to charges.
The teacher in the room also was assaulted and suffered a broken finger while trying to break up the in-class melee on the afternoon of Jan. 22, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Tuesday in announcing the filing of juvenile petitions alleging felony burglary and gross-misdemeanor riot against the defendants.
A judge will weigh whether the boys will be tried as adults. The defendants all live in Minneapolis and attend other high schools in the district. Charged are Terry D. James Jr., 16; and 17-year-olds Seneca L. Jones, Jayquann L. Kennedy, and Darshawn C. Turner.