A 12-year-old boy remained hospitalized Tuesday after he was severely beaten outside a Scotlandville High School football game Friday night, according to Baton Rouge police.
The boy, whom police did not identify, was leaving after the game — a 28-20 Scotlandville victory over East Ascension High — when he was attacked in a parking lot by another group of juveniles, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge police spokesman.
When officers arrived at the school, they found the boy suffering from serious injuries and confused as to what had happened, McKneely said.
The young victim “didn’t even know really what happened and who jumped on him or for what reason,” McKneely said Tuesday.
McKneely said detectives haven’t been able to locate any witnesses to the attack but were still looking into whether any school security cameras may have captured it.
Adonica Pelichet Duggan, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, said in a news release that Superintendent Warren Drake met with the victim’s parents Tuesday morning.
“I’m very upset that this has happened to one of our students,” he said in the news release.
Drake also met with district security and maintenance officials to discuss the placement of lighting and officers at football games.
“Our schools should be safe places for our families and our students to come and enjoy a football game on a Friday night,” Drake said. “We are doing everything we can to make sure that continues to be the case.”
Information about the boy’s condition was not immediately available Tuesday evening.