Mar 20, 2014 6:24 PM by Akeam Ashford

Mother Upset After Son Was Brutally Attacked

A Lafayette mom is furious after her son was brutally attacked last week.

According to the Lafayette Police Department, the 15-year-old boy and two other Teurlings High School students were attacked after school.

The students were walking west along the railroad tracks last week, near the 1700 block of Louisiana Avenue.

The victims told police five black males started throwing rocks at them before stealing their wallets and repeatedly punching them in the face.

So far there have been no arrests in the case.

Karen Stelly, the mother of one of the victims, said her son and two of his classmates didn't deserve what happened to them.

"Our kids were told, 'you are in our territory.' I vehemently disagree. That is public taxpayer property. Everyone has every right to be on any public property in this city," Stelly said.

Stelly's son was hit several times in the head, breaking his jaw.

"I think he's gone through the range of emotions. Shock for the first few days. This procedure was extremely painful, and he's just now back at school," Stelly said.

Lafayette Police said they are working with the juvenile department to identify the suspects. LPD said they can't comment on the case because the suspects are juveniles.

Stelly said she and the other families are working with police to identify the suspects.

"I'm hoping someone saw something out there. I'm hoping that the kids didn't keep their mouth shut. I'm sure they bragged about what they did," Stelly said.

If you have any information about who might be responsible, call Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS (8477).



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