Teens charged with mob assault at school

Published 9:22 pm Friday, May 4, 2012

Three teens have been charged in a fight that occurred Thursday at Lakeland High School.

The teens, two age 16 and one age 15, have been charged with assault by mob, gang participation and conspiracy to commit a felony, according to city spokeswoman Debbie George.

Investigation into the fight revealed that three members of a local gang assaulted another student, who is 18 years old, George added. All of those involved were of the same race.

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Suffolk Public Schools spokeswoman Bethanne Bradshaw said the incident occurred in a hallway during a class change. The victim was checked by the school nurse, she said.

The three suspects have been recommended for expulsion for assault and “gang-like activity,” Bradshaw added.