According to an incident report released by the 17-year-old Jerome J. Vicidomine and 18-year-old Patrick Hunter Mackendrick will both be charged with disorderly conduct and battery. A 16-year-old student faces the same charges but his name is protected as he is under the age of 17. These charges arise from an incident that is reported to have happened on Oct. 31 at Loganville High School.
LPD report that the victim in this incident was a 16-year-old 11th grade student from LHS. An assistant principal reported to the School Resource Officer, Sgt. Dustin Peterson, that one of the students had been beaten by three other students at the end of a physical education class.
According to the report, the victim reported that without provocation, another 16-year-old had placed him in a headlock, threw him to the ground and began beating him. Another senior from the school is reported to have joined in. In the end police concluded that the 16-year-old appeared to have been assaulted by three other students for no apparent reason.
Peterson went to the victim's house where the 16-year-old is reported to have told Peterson he wasn't thinking clearly following the incident because of the beating and he was scared to report it. His father took him to Clearview Regional Medical Center later that evening for evaluation and he was reportedly diagnosed with concussion and bruising to his ribs.
Loganville Police Chief Mike McHugh said this incident was not racially motivated since the victim and alleged assailants were of the same race. He said there also was no gang component suspected.