Emergency response units responded to the scene where one of the teens, a female, was found unconscious while the other teen, a male, suffered a broke arm and fractured skull. Both teens were immediately transported to a local hospital for treatment. According to medical officials, both teens are in stable but critical condition. Police officers have been assigned to guard their room until further notice.
According to Detective McDaniels, authorities were able to discover who committed the crime from social media.
“We received information via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook regarding the incident. We monitor any trends or information visible to us to see if anyone was referring to the incident. We came across an Instagram post from one of the alleged men involved, who posted a message stating, “Me and my friend taught some black kids a lesson about disrespecting out great confederate flag”.
Once we obtained information on the user, detained him for question regarding his involvement in the incident.
Authorities are currently investigating the incident to gather more details and to locate the other alleged suspects involved. Authorities have not labeled this incident a hate crime as of yet until further information is gathered.