Fort Worth Student Critical After School Fight

FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS) – A teenager is hospitalized in critical condition after a fight on a high school campus.

The 15-year-old was jumped by two boys in the school cafeteria of O.D. Wyatt High School Thursday afternoon, said Fort Worth Police Officer Cliff Miller.

The fight escalated and moved off-campus when the victim tried to escape the beating.

“The individual fell to the ground unconscious and was basically defenseless as the other individuals continued to kick him,” Officer Miller explained.

An off-duty Fort Worth police officer was on campus and intervened.

“The officer was able to see that the victim was being kicked and struck repeatedly and gave verbal commands to stop.”

When the teens continued to assault the victim, the officer used his department-issued taser on them.

“The officer knew there was substantial risk of serious bodily injury or death and decided to intervene,” Officer Miller said, “There’s really no cookie cutter approach.  We have to assess each situation as it arises.”

The teens responsible for the fight are charged with aggravated assault.

Deshawn Miller, 15, witnessed the fight and is a friend of the boy who was attacked.

“I saw it all. I was right there,” he said. “He was leaking blood, coming out of his mouth and nose.”

This is Miller’s first year at O.D. Wyatt, but his mother, Teresa, doesn’t want him to go back.

“My concern is my son’s safety,” she said. “It just surprises me how much violence is in the school.”

Teresa Miller fears the violence isn’t over, so she’s now pulling her son out of the school to prevent him from become the next victim.

“If they catch him by himself and no one is paying attention, my son could be laying out here dead,” she said.

The Fort Worth Independent School District is looking into what happened.

Officials don’t know what the fight was about but, district spokesman Clint Bond said it was not gang related.

The officer is not on administrative leave.

Police are reviewing the case but at this time they believe he was following protocol.


One Comment

  1. suezor says:

    I subbed with Conroe schools for 4 years and I nevr saw a fight!

  2. Peggy says:

    What the HE## is the matter with people today? They should have the book thrown at them. I hope there is no bond.

    1. NiteNurse says:

      I personally attended Wyatt in the 70s. This school has always had problems with school violence. I personally was in the same hallway when I heard gunfire and a student was shot and killed in the early 70s. We were one of first schools in the area after that to have hired security guards. If students were in a fight back then everyone was suspended no matter who started it. Pregancy rates were pretty high back then as well. So I see that in over 35 years nothing has changed much in my old school.

  3. IDF JEW BOY says:

    This is why my daughter, at 3 years old, is already:

    1) Learning Krav Maga and Israeli Jiu-Jitsu.
    2) OK to tell Daddy ANYTHING.
    3) Is going to a private school, no matter what.

    1. Ashlye Luedke says:

      Private schools can also be some of the worst schools so be careful. Just because you pay a lot more for it doesnt mean its necessarily better.

  4. Kevin says:

    The kid ran outside to get away? Was there not an open classroom or the school office nearby?

    1. Kaysa Lacy says:

      He was prob. hoping that a teacher, officer, or anyone would see him run outside and chase after him.

  5. Al says:

    The officer should have used his gun and cleaned up the gene pool a bit.

  6. bob says:

    well start busting these kids buts again and you probably have kids that have some respect for people again, but those of you who don’t think that it works. probably be your kid next

  7. Engrpat says:

    I wonder how the school knows, right off, that this wasn’t gang related when they say they don’t know the cause of the fight. Sounds defensive to me, what is the school administration hiding?

    1. Dad says:

      I guess If they don’t say it is gang related then it isn’t gang related ..

  8. P.B says:

    The officer did what was right. The teen boys on the other hand should be put away for a long a time.

    1. Kaysa Lacy says:

      I fully agree. Sadly, the truth is these kids will only face Juvenile Detention.

      They should be taken to Huntsville…

  9. Terrie Seaver says:

    No high school today is exempt from violence. Until the parents stand up against those who think it is ok to fight to resolve their issues, the violence will continue. We all say that we have a “Zero” tolerance policy in place, but when you actually have to enforce it…..we fail. I attended to a young man last February who was kicked in the head several times after he lay unconscienous on the ground on school property at 4PM in the afternoon. When I went to the school board over the issue, I felt like I was hit with resistance and asked scince it wasn’t my child, why was I taking such action. Our school administration is failing the grade when it comes to controlling violent issues. By the way, the young man that assaulted the freshman attended a school event leas than four hours after the attack even though two assistant principles and several coaches were aware of the event and who was responsible. 60 days at ADC and he is back in the school population. By the way, inl ess than 24 hours after the first assault, the same student was arressted for a second assault. Unless he suffers the severe consequences for his actions, he will repeat the act. This is not “rocket science”.

  10. NiteNurse says:

    Back when I went to Wyatt I saw the birth of school violence. Looking back during those times there were two consistent things common in all children that acted up in such violent ways . The lack of a stable father figure and the lack of a full time involved parent.

  11. fredpat says:

    Thank God the officer was there and able to take action. FWPD is full of great officers. I pray the young man recovers soon and watches his attackers go to prison.
    They should allow bully victims to sue the parents of those bullies like they do for dangerous dog owners. Of course, there would likely not be much to get out of those parents who are probably bums themselves.

  12. Lucky says:

    Sad story all around. I was transferred to this school in 1998 at the end of my junior year. I thought I had seen it all while I attended but nothing that goes on there will ever surprise me. The school was intolerable. OD Wyatt should have been shut down many years ago. There were some great students that graduated from OD Wyatt but, for the most part, I wouldn’t dare send my kid to that mess of a school.

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