Two Mount Hebron students charged after teen is beaten

Victim, a former student at the school, taken to Shock Trauma

April 05, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Two Mount Hebron High School students were arrested yesterday and charged after police said a group of about 10 teen-agers attacked a former Mount Hebron student, who withdrew from the school last month.

The victim, a 17-year-old from Ellicott City, was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, suffering from a puncture wound on the back of his head and "multiple trauma wounds" on his body, according to a Howard County Police Department news release. He was in fair and stable condition, police said.

Police would not release the victim's name and said they did not know what weapon was used.

Charged as adults with first-degree assault and second-degree assault were Kevin Faulknor, 18, of the 10300 block of Winstead Court in Woodstock and Darin Stough, 17, of the 10200 block of Tarpley Court in Ellicott City, police said.

Witnesses told officers that the victim was at Mount Hebron High picking up students and drove fast through the lot, passing close to a group of students standing in the lot, police said. Those students got into their cars and followed the victim's car off the high school grounds, police said.

The victim stopped his car at Tarpley Court and Wetherburn Road about 2:30 p.m. to drop off a student and got out of his car, police said. He was attacked by about 10 high school students, police said.

Faulknor and Stough were arrested after their car, which had seen being driving away, was stopped by police.

The investigation continues, police said.

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