PGCPS teen in coma after Fright Fest brawls…

…at Six Flags recovering from skull surgery

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DuVal High School freshman is pictured here (courtesy fox 5). Horror movie “The Purge” may have inspired Six Flags FrightFest fight

The Prince George’s County teenager who was in a coma after being attacked outside Six Flags America underwent surgery Tuesday morning and is expected to remain in intensive care for two weeks, family members said.

Doctors removed a portion of the 15-year-old’s skull as the swelling on his brain worsened, said Zina Pierre, a family friend. The boy, a freshman at DuVal High School in Lanham, remains in stable but critical condition.

“We’re just praying for a total, completely recovery and that the injuries will have no impact of any sort on speech or mobility,” Pierre said.

The boy was punched several times Saturday during the opening night of Fright Fest when fights broke out during the park’s Halloween-themed event, Pierre and authorities said. Before the brawls, teens had taken to social media to talk about turning the night into a “Fight Fest.”

Prince George’s police are still investigating what prompted the brawls. Witnesses described the evening as one of “mayhem” and “chaos,” with reported fights in and around the park and frantic parents searching for their children. Police and amusement park officials said they plan to expand security at the park in the coming weeks and months. >>> Read more Washington Post >>> Read more Fox 5.

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