Boy, 15, Seriously Injured In Fight At Manchester High School

A 15-year-old boy was in critical condition Thursday after a fight with two other students at Manchester High School, police said. Full Story
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qubee

West Hartford, CT

#2 Apr 25, 2008
These 17y/o punks had to "jump" a 15 y/o...what happened to a head up??? I hope the bravehearts realize they have no heart!! Note to the 15y/o: keep your head up, karma will handle them.!!
shoreliner

Guilford, CT

#3 Apr 25, 2008
Let me guess.

A video of this fight will be appearing on YouTube shortly.

Throw the book at the defendants. This type of behavior has to end.
Ann

Tolland, CT

#5 Apr 25, 2008
"there was a teacher aroutd" so how could this happen ? what was this teacher doing?
A Mother

Hartford, CT

#6 Apr 25, 2008
jessie wrote:
The hoods must have been from Hartford.
You are such a "DUMMY". Didn't you just read a blog on Bullying in Enfield also. Why do you DUMB FOLKS continue to blame another town for your HOULIGANS CHILDREN who don't fight "FAIR". All you see today is kids jumping on another kid. It has to stop! EXPELL those two diliquents from the SCHOOL and the family of the child that was hurt should sue THE PARENTS then maybe just maybe it will stop. NOw this child has to be in the hospital over what JUST PLAIN STUPIDITY. I am sick of all of this and I am sick of you folks who are just a stone throw away from Hartford. I don't live in Hartford nor did I grow up in Hartford, but where ignorance is BLISS it is FOLLY TO BE WISE! YOU NIN KUN POOP!
A Mother

Hartford, CT

#7 Apr 25, 2008
qubee wrote:
These 17y/o punks had to "jump" a 15 y/o...what happened to a head up??? I hope the bravehearts realize they have no heart!! Note to the 15y/o: keep your head up, karma will handle them.!!
I agree no one is fighting FAIR. FIGHT FAIR AND IF YOU LOSE CALL IT A DAY AND MOVE ON! HEAD UP GO HEAD UP AND THEN WE WILL SEE WHO IS THE REAL PUNK! Two 17 year old jumping on a 15 year old oh that makes me so MAD! Bunch of WANNABE GANGSTAS. Yes Sir, Karma is A B and they will certainly get theirs! Parents of this CHILD TAKE THIS ALL the way in the court and after get you a good attorney and FILE A CIVIL SUIT AGAINST THOSE TWO PUNKS Parents. That will HOLD ALL OF THEM! When parents gotta come out of their POCKETS a total different story!
big papi

Chester, CT

#8 Apr 25, 2008
Ann wrote:
"there was a teacher aroutd" so how could this happen ? what was this teacher doing?
The teacher was probably overwhelmed by all the other shenanigans going on in a typical high school. It's not the teacher's job to stop fights. Where were the security guards or School Resource Officers?
Crookville

Hartford, CT

#9 Apr 25, 2008
No names yet so they cant pull out their "racist cards" yet.
Ridiculous

Hartford, CT

#10 Apr 25, 2008
jessie wrote:
The hoods must have been from Hartford.
Since when do you hear about Hartford students just randomly picking someone to beat them up...I've NEVER heard of such thing. The truth is that if you get beat up for any reason in a Hartford school is obviously because there is a problem between both parties and at times others may get involved, but they don't randomly pick anyone out of the crowd to beat them up for fun. As far as I'm concerned I hear more about these stupidity from kids out in Manchester, Vernon, etc. than in Hartford. Don't think that Hartford kids are the only bad kids around because they are not and they are being portrayed that way on a daily basis by the news but in all reality there are straight A students that care about their education and don't go out their looking for trouble. Don't blame all of Hartfords kids for one kids that probably didn't get the proper education from their parents because it all begins at home.
Manchester Resident

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Apr 25, 2008
Margaret Hackett, wake up, "adolescents who, from time to time, err and get into altercations". This was a brutal beating! As long as you think this way the problems of Manchester schools will never be solved. Be a leader and do something about it!
Neil

Hartford, CT

#13 Apr 25, 2008
Description of this as a "fight" sounds inaccurate. From the security tape it sounds more like an unprovoked attack. We'll have to wait for more details. Perhaps the victim did something to offend the attackers and they were getting back at him? Or maybe they did it just for thrills, as that seems to be an alarming trend these days.
mike the tax payer

Manchester, CT

#14 Apr 25, 2008
the fox 61 news video does a nice job cropping that myspace pic of the victim.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...

maybe NSFW.

Since: Apr 08

Coventry, CT

#15 Apr 25, 2008
What a tragedy! Teenage years are tough enough without having to worry about being jumped in the stairwell for accidentally bumping into someone.

Manchester High has security cameras in the stairwells? This is a sign that there have been other problems before. Otherwise the cameras would be watching the doors, not the stairwells.

Since: Mar 08

Auburndale, FL

#16 Apr 25, 2008
A Mother wrote:
<quoted text> I agree no one is fighting FAIR. FIGHT FAIR AND IF YOU LOSE CALL IT A DAY AND MOVE ON! HEAD UP GO HEAD UP AND THEN WE WILL SEE WHO IS THE REAL PUNK! Two 17 year old jumping on a 15 year old oh that makes me so MAD! Bunch of WANNABE GANGSTAS. Yes Sir, Karma is A B and they will certainly get theirs! Parents of this CHILD TAKE THIS ALL the way in the court and after get you a good attorney and FILE A CIVIL SUIT AGAINST THOSE TWO PUNKS Parents. That will HOLD ALL OF THEM! When parents gotta come out of their POCKETS a total different story!
ur rite that it aint fair for 2 guyz to jump one. but the ages dont matter that much i dont think. im suspended rite now cuz i got in a fight at school. im 16 and the guy i fought is 14 but he threw the first punch. but we both got kikd out for 30 days. it waz a pretty nasty fight. but at least it waz one on one. gangin up on somebody is chicken.
Why Hate

Bloomfield, CT

#17 Apr 25, 2008
Crookville wrote:
No names yet so they cant pull out their "racist cards" yet.
People with the likes of you enjoy keeping racial hatred alive a well. You are using the sad, tragic, and violent beating of a young 15-year-old boy to soap box your hate. But theirs people like me that enjoy exposing dirt dags like you. Yes People like you that will burn in hell!
Mr Peanut

Winsted, CT

#18 Apr 25, 2008
"It's a completely unfortunate situation, but it is what we consider to be a very isolated incident," said Margaret Hackett, chairwoman of the school board. "I think we're dealing with adolescents who, from time to time, err and get into altercations at school."

Uh, only in the world of public school administration is attempted murder/1st deg. assault considered an "unfortunate situation" that happened because someone "err[ed]".

So someone breaks into your home and beats you to the edge of death, and they made an unfortunate error?

Can anyone else see just how screwed we are?
good post

United States

#19 Apr 25, 2008
Manchester Resident wrote:
Margaret Hackett, wake up, "adolescents who, from time to time, err and get into altercations". This was a brutal beating! As long as you think this way the problems of Manchester schools will never be solved. Be a leader and do something about it!
Good point - I had the same thought when I read that remark. This is not normal behavior. And I've seen the size of 17 years olds this day. They are not some little punk kids anymore. This needs to be addressed as a serious issue by the school.
wrtaylor

Palo Alto, CA

#20 Apr 25, 2008
No, this can't go on. I hope that the school had adopted a "zero" tolerance for this kind of thing. To excuse it away as something as flippantly as to say that kids will be kids (paraphrase) is just flat out wrong and dangerous. These two should be held as they are and summarily told in a language that they do understand that they are no longer welcome in the school system, period While the officials are it, go and round up the parents and guardian them in too.
Jaime

Manchester, CT

#21 Apr 25, 2008
I hope its not who i think it is.. I feel really bad
Crookville

Hartford, CT

#22 Apr 25, 2008
Why Hate wrote:
<quoted text>People with the likes of you enjoy keeping racial hatred alive a well. You are using the sad, tragic, and violent beating of a young 15-year-old boy to soap box your hate. But theirs people like me that enjoy exposing dirt dags like you. Yes People like you that will burn in hell!
ooooopps I forgot to turn on my sarcasm button.
When the names & pics of the suspect are publicly made, watch where this forum goes.

stay tuned...
pwnd

Farmington, CT

#23 Apr 25, 2008
qubee wrote:
These 17y/o punks had to "jump" a 15 y/o...what happened to a head up??? I hope the bravehearts realize they have no heart!! Note to the 15y/o: keep your head up, karma will handle them.!!
You're all lying if you can honestly say that fighting in your teenage years has been any different. The only difference now is the uber sensitivity that our society now adheres to. Sucks he went to the hospital, but that's life as a teenager. Get over it.

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