BALTIMORE (WJZ)—A Baltimore high student charged with attempted murder for beating his classmate is being held without bail on Friday.
The parents of the 17-year-old attempted murder suspect refused to say anything leaving the courthouse where a judge denied bail for Frederick Douglass High School student Sean Johnson.
Cell phone video appears to show Johnson repeatedly punching and stomping on the head of fellow student and football teammate 16-year-old Darrien McDowell who had to be rushed to the hospital with severe injuries.
No one from the school system, from the principal all the way up to the superintendent of schools was willing to talk to WJZ about the incident or what’s being done in its wake.
The victim’s family hired attorneys with the law firm of A. Dwight Pettit, they call Frederick Douglass high a school with a history of violence.
“Our client did nothing to bring this on his self but that possibly there was notice to those persons in a position of power to do something about this before the attack occurred,” said Latoya Francis-Williams, victim’s attorney.