A Connecticut high school senior suffered a black eye Friday after a group of students made him the victim of their “knockout game”.
A male student was walking through the halls of Hamden High School when a student ran up to him and punched him right under the eye.
While the senior noted that he did not know who hit him and had never communicated with the alleged suspect, the high school resource officer later managed to locate the suspect.
“It’s a game he and his friends play,” the high school counselor said.
In the “Knockout Game”, a random person is attacked for no specific reason.
“Disgusting,” Susan Mappa, a mother to a Hamden High school student, said. “I don’t see the fun in it, or the point of it.”
Mappa vowed that anyone who indulged in the game would pay for it.
The game has also become popular in other parts of the country, especially in Manhattan where a chef was randomly attacked by a group of people between the ages of 16 and 21. On his way home, Deigo Mota was left unconscious and bleeding with a locked jaw because the random assault was so brutal.
The 15-year-old Hamden High School student was arrested and charged with third degree assault. He will appear in juvenile court in New Haven on Dec. 9.