The DeLand Police Department is investigating an incident that occurred on Wednesday at DeLand High School. Both incidents mentioned below were caught on camera and have been forwarded to the State Attorney’s Office.
The initial incident was a fight between 7 students where all were mutual combatants. The fight caused a major campus disruption and prevented students and staff from going about their normal activities. All 7 of the involved students are being charged with Disruption/Interference with School Functions which is a misdemeanor.
Two students involved walked away from the scene following the initial fight. Charles Jordan (17 years of age) then picked up and threw the other student to the concrete. The victim landed on the concrete directly on his head and neck area. The victim’s identity is being withheld due to Marsy’s Law. The victim was transported to AdventHealth DeLand and then to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital in Orlando with serious injuries.
Charles Jordan has been arrested and charged with Felony Aggravated Battery in addition to the Disruption/Interference with School Functions charge.
The DeLand Police Department does not condone this type of behavior and will investigate and prosecute those who engage in this type of behavior to the highest extent. We will release more information as the situation evolves.