“[Reddish] was sent to the hospital,” attorney Bill Blackford said by telephone Saturday. “He was beaten about the head and the face. That’s what I saw. I know he’s got stitches.”
Blackford said Reddish was being "escorted" Monday after the 14-year-old girl's father alerted school administrators that his son intended to attack Reddish. Reddish was attacked when his "escorts" left his side, Blackford said.
spokeswoman Teri Kranefeld would not confirm whether administrators issued Reddish an escort that day.
"I can’t talk about that because it [makes students] personally identifiable and because this is an open investigation," Kranefeld said.
A report from 10:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at Patterson Mill High School details a fight in which a male student was hospitalized after he was allegedly assaulted by another male student.
Click on photo to read the full report from the fight.
The report does not name the suspect or victim in the fight because both are younger than 18 and Kranefeld could not confirm the identities either because of their ages.
Blackford, however, said Reddish was assaulted Monday at Patterson Mill High School. There are no other records of police calls to the school that day.
According to the police report, the suspect in the fight, who was charged with first- and second-degree assault and disturbing school operations, “lifts [the victim] up and slams him on the floor,” as seen on a security camera. The victim is listed as being born in July 1995, the same month and year as Reddish’s birthday.
The deputy saw the victim before he was transported to . He was “on his hands and knees, blood on his face, right arm and hand, being assisted by the school nurse,” who requested an ambulance for the victim. The victim was also described in the report as having “a laceration to his right ear, swelling on the right side of his face, and swelling on the left side of his forehead.”
"The student that was involved has been appropriately disciplined," Kranefeld said of the suspect.
Blackford declined to answer questions .
“We’re not going to try the case in the press. We’ll prepare a vigorous defense to the case. Right now I think that’s about all we can say,” Blackford said. “This is having cascading effects on multiple lives.”