Jesus Take The Wheel: Florida High School Student Beat Into A Coma With A Steel Toe Boot Because Of Text Message

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Jesus Take The Wheel, News, SMH

SMH. What is going on with the youth today???

The brutal beating of a 15-year-old girl at a Florida middle school was triggered by a text message dispute between the victim and the teenage boy accused punching and stomping on her with steel-toed boots, authorities said Thursday.

The 15-year-old suspect was ordered held at a juvenile detention center while prosecutors determine whether to charge him as an adult. He was arrested after the attack Wednesday on a charge of premeditated attempted murder. His next court date is March 26.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said Josie Lou Ratley was in critical condition a day after the attack. The sheriff’s office also said a 13-year-old girl was arrested Thursday as an accessory to the brutal beating. Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti said the 13-year-old girl pointed out the victim to the boy when he arrived at Deerfield Beach Middle School. Lamberti said the male suspect and the victim didn’t know each other well. The girl “knew he was going to do this, did nothing to stop him, and in fact, directed him to Josie, the victim, and pointed her out,” Lamberti said.

The male suspect and the 13-year-old girl were in a relationship, and she had been using other people’s phones to send him text messages because she didn’t have one of her own, Lamberti said. The suspect had sent a message to Ratley’s phone to get in touch with the other girl. Lamberti said that the victim objected to the boy’s relationship with the 13-year-old and said so during an exchange of text messages with him.

“Those messages went back and forth and one of the messages was a comment regarding the suicide of his brother, that’s apparently what set him off,” Lamberti said. Authorities said the boy then rode his bicycle to the middle school and got the 13-year-old to help him find Ratley. A teacher pulled the male suspect off the girl, who was airlifted to a hospital. Defense attorney Betsy Benson, who’s representing the male suspect, said the brother’s suicide played a role in the incident.

“I think that what we are going to find out is that the impact of this had a lot to do with this situation,” she said. Students from the same middle school were also involved in an attack last year in which a teenage boy, Michael Brewer, was set on fire.

“It seems like with this youth violence happening, it seems like we have a culture of callousness going on with kids. We really have to get to the bottom of it.” Lamberti said.

This girl is in a coma for something as stupid as a text message. We stay this day in and day out…this violence is getting way out of hand.

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Comments

  • mimi

    thats crazy

  • Yuh dun Know.....

    Its the music.

    This music is full of evil.

    The youth who listen are being brainwashed.

    Hmph!

    Sooner or later, you will believe it.

  • ssquared

    It’s time to start sentencing these kids to life in a real prision, not juvenile. As long as we keep allowing them to start over at 21, they are going to justify their actions. Lock their butts up and throw away the key. Maybe the next generation will learn from their callous concern for life.

  • jody

    that should be rirahna in that coma

    that girl was talking about his brother killing himself what did she think was going to happen

    im more surpise this is not a blackwomen.

    but i hope shes ok

  • ssquared

    Jody, you’re ignorant! And I am sure young. At least I hope you’re young and not a mature woman or mother talking crazy like that.

  • Nique (Bossip...Bullsh!!t without Shame)

    @jody

    HOE SIT DOWN-ALL THE WAY DOWN!

  • real black is chocolate

    f’ck her

  • Ms Lady V

    no one bothered to stop him?I guarantee there were some ppl standing by looking.Lock him up for life.

  • chocalatetunda

    OMG. THIS DOESNT MAKE ANY SENSE. SHAME. HOW CAN YOU JUST STOMP SOMEBODY LIKE THAT AND PUT THEM IN A COMA. I MEAN I USE TO FIGHT BUT I NEVE WANTED TO KILL SOMEBODY CAUSE I DONT WANNA GO TO JAIL. SMH. SEE THIS IS WHY VIOLENCE IS NOT THE ANSWER.

  • jody

    @Glok.. Da Anointed One

    exacly

    @ssquared

    im a boy my name is jody and yes im young but that doesnt change anything if my little brother killed himself and somebody joked about it they would be in a coma too right next to her dumb a$$.

    coincidently im from broward too.

  • jody

    i still hope shes ok tho

  • Man, I just don't care™

    ¿¿¿¿Why did the “victim” object to a relationship between a 15 yr old and a 13 yr old????

    And why would she make a comment about her brother committing suicide?

    Hmmmm.

  • Soul Touch

    They way people have been responding to male on female violence, I would not be suprised if a few bottom feeders said she had it coming.

    *spit*

    Where are all the females that proudly said they teach their sons to put their hands on a woman if provoked? Where are all the males that think it’s okay to mess a woman up if she comes at them out of pocket.

    F*cking losers.

    @Jody

    Words are just that words. Words to do require physical violence. Get a backbone.

  • Soul Touch

    Like going to jail for attempted murder will really bring your life back.

    Your brother chose to take his life, now you feel to take someone elses cause they SAID something to you.

    Get outta here.

  • ME

    where was security/police/teachers etc., I heard the other kids were to scared to even attempt to break up this beating. So sad, she probably didnt say anything bad about his brother, she was letting him know that the girl he was texting was too young for him. Kids these days….

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