Georgia Southwestern Student Severely Injured After Assault at Halloween Party
AMERICUS, GA. – According to an online news story reported at wgxa.tv, a Georgia Southwestern University student was severely injured after an assault that took place at a Halloween party off campus. University Police and city police are investigating the matter and have released limited information at this time.*
The incident happened on Halloween night at a party at an unspecified location. WGXA says the incident occurred off campus, but the report does not otherwise provide details about the place where it happened. According to the mother of a Georgia Southwestern student, her son attended a Halloween party and was assaulted by other people at the party. The student’s age was not provided.
The mother says that her son was kicked numerous times by several people while he was unconscious and lying on the ground. WGXA states that the alleged perpetrators reportedly kicked the victim in the head and face and caused him serious injuries, which included fractures and bleeding on the brain.
According to the report, the victim was transported to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center but then transferred to the intensive care unit at the Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon, Georgia. His condition is said to be severe. His family has reportedly created a GoFundMe page to raise money for medical expenses.
Following the incident, Georgia Southwestern released a statement on social media, saying, “GSW Campus Police is investigating an incident that took place at an off-campus location Thurs[day] night where a GSW student was assaulted. The safety & well-being of our students are top priority. Campus Police are working with Americus Police to identify & arrest the assailants.”
Suspect descriptions were not included in the report. Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact Campus Police at (229) 931-2245 or Americus Police at (229) 924-3677.
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