Q. In the past week, my son has witnessed two batteries in which police reports were taken. The first occurred last Wednesday night at Manhattan High School. A student leaving a basketball game was struck by another student. The victim hit his head on the concrete floor and was treated at the hospital for a concussion. There was security video of the incident, and witnesses were interviewed.
The second occurred this past Saturday at Little Apple Lanes. A teen punched another teen in front of numerous witnesses, causing cuts and bruises. Police were called, statements were taken and reports were filed. To date I have seen nothing on either incident in the paper, leading me to question how the cases were being handled, and whether either of the perpetrators would face charges.