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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  • 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….

  • kalifa.williams@yahoo.co.uk

    LOL, he pulled a Chris Brown…..

    wish it was Rihanna in that coma though…..that rusty hoe is so annoying and stink with her herpes infested cooch

  • Light Seeker

    This is very sad and alarming to the least. I hope she’s ok. and for the little punk who beat her, lock his butt up. Now your poor mother is with out both of her sons. Very Very Sad!

  • JODY

    CANT POST

  • Queen R

    This is so sad and even more how people wish bad towards other people reading some of these are sickening to say the least. Queen R must read elsewhere for awhile some of the comments on here are ill.

  • JODY

    @Soul Touch

    ThatS wat a women would say to aviod gertting there a$$ wiped for all the slick sh!t that come out they mouth

    in the bible IT sayS different

    He that keepest his mouth, keepest his life. He that opens his lips too wide shall bring on his own destruction.”

    Proverbs 13:3

    The destruction part is what happen to her a$$.

  • Ms.EJ

    @JODY- Goodafternoon.”Trust in the Lord with all your heart, AND LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING” Proverbs Chapter 3 vs 5. Your comment is the prime example of one leaning to his own understanding (although you can argue my reply is my own understanding which would be fair), but IN NO WAY SHAPE, FORM OR FASHION does that scripture mean “destruction” in that form. That scripture deals with the “tongue” which as written in the Bible is extremely hard to maintain and/or bridle. The destruction means of one’s soul, not destruction from another in violence. Now, if you quoted the saying that if living and dying by the sword (which clearly this young lady wasn’t)then I could see your point. Also, the Bible states to “be ye kind and affectionate unto one another” or turning the other cheek . The Bible clearly states that if one hurts or offends us to pray for them and forgive them NOT TO ATTACK A PERSON for “VENGENCE IS THE LORD”.

  • Butterscotch™

    “What happened to crazy?
    What, you can’t be crazy no more?” -Chris Ro.c.k

    Look, the dude has got issues. Anyone who will take out their anger or frustration by kicking someone in the head was a ticking time bomb, for starters. It’s unfortunate that this young lady bore the brunt of his issues. Perhaps now someone will get him some help. Since this occurred in Florida, he will certainly have time for it since they do not play with minors who comit crimes in that state.

  • sweetgabrown

    HERE US MY PROBLEM WITH THIS. HOW DO THEY KNOW THAT THEY DIDN’T KNOW EACH OTHER. SHE WAS POINTED OUT BECAUSE HE COULDNT’ FIND HER RIGHT AWAY. SHE SHOULD NOT EVEN BE IN A RELATIONSHIP AT 13 YEARS OLD ! ARE YOU SERIOUS? THESE ARE CHILDREN THEY SHOULD NOT BE IN FREAKING RELATIONSHIOPS!!!!!!! THAT IS A MESS. AND EVERYONE IS SAYING THEY DON’TKNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING…I WILL SAY IT AGAIN ….BLACK MUSIC IS BEING DUMBED DOWN ON PURPOSE TO DESTROY THE YOUTH.. NOT JUST BLACK YOUTH BUT THE YOUTH IN GENERAL. THIS IS BEING DONE DELIBERATELY SO THAT THESE YOUNG PEOPLE NEVER THINK FOR THEM SELVES …NEVER BECOME INDIVIDUALS BUT FLUNKIES AND FOLLOWERS. BUT THE RADIO STATIONS AND RECORD LABELS ARE THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM. WE NEED A REVOLUTION

  • http://soopaflhi@hotmail.com SOOPAFLHI

    WOW!! Some of you people are just HATEFUL! How could you possibly wish someone was in a coma??? Please seek help, you obviously need it. GOD MAY YOUR WILL BE DONE, MAY PEACE, & LOVE BE WITH HER & THE FAMILIES INVOLVED!!

    P.S. What did Rihanna have to do with this story anyway???? Can we stay on topic please

  • Ms.EJ

    @BUTTERSCOTCH- Hello Ms. Lady how are you today? has the weather on your end warmed up a little? Its been in the 40s here in Ga, but right now early 50s. Yes, this young man seemed to have lashed out his anger on this young lady. I a-s-s-ume he has not gotten the proper help and support in dealing with his brothers suicide which I read is the hardest to ever get some type of peace and/or closeur, especially if a note was not left as to the reason why. I went through spiritual counseling and had support after my beloved father’s pa-s-s-ing. I went from being shocked, hurt and very angry. In the word it reads that the heart of men grow cold each day, and it seems that many peoples heart are frozen solid.

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