DANVILLE — Vermilion County State's Attorney Randy Brinegar has filed misdemeanor criminal charges in juvenile court against four Bismarck-Henning students who were suspended earlier this year for an alleged attack.
Brinegar said Monday morning that he has filed two misdemeanor counts of battery and one misdemeanor count of mob action against each of the four students, whose names he's not releasing because they are juveniles. All four boys are under the age of 17.
The four students allegedly attacked another male student in the boys' locker room at Bismarck-Henning High School during the school day on Jan. 31. Administrators at the school suspended the four boys for a maximum of eight days, and the school board upheld that suspension at a special meeting on Feb. 6.
Brinegar said the teenagers will soon make an initial appearance in juvenile court on the charges, but that date has not yet been set. If convicted, they could face punishment ranging from court supervision to detention.