Student In Intensive Care After Beating At Basketball Game

MIAMI (CBS4) – What started out as a simple basketball game, ended up with one student being rushed to the hospital after suffering a brutal beating.

Seventeen-year-old Christopher Lardner’s sister Angela said her brother has a broken jaw, a broken nose, and his eyes are swollen shut. Lardner is currently in intensive care.

Wednesday night, she said her brother attended a basketball game at Coral Reef High School.

After the game, “the athletic director called us and told us that Christopher was being rushed to the hospital that there was a fight that broke out that Christopher got involved in and he got really hurt.”

When her family arrived at Kendall Regional Medical Center, Angela says her younger brother was hardly recognizable.

“This is really hard, really really hard because this is my brother and I don’t want to see him like this. I can’t even look at him really. It’s just really really sad,” said Angela.

Christopher had surgery to repair his broken jaw Friday while friends and family held vigil in the waiting room.

Angela said she doesn’t know who attacked Christopher or whether he was specifically targeted, but she can’t believe a high school basketball game ended with a student in intensive care.

“I’m just worried about my brother right now,” Angela said. “I’m just hoping for a fast recovery.”

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  1. Stephan Lottier says:

    this is what this town i have grown up in for 45 years has come too.i feel for you,when you can’t even play a basketball game with out there being a fight!

  2. Banana says:

    DAMN SHE FINE, IS SHE SINGLE?

    1. Banana says:

      I hope your brother gets better and have a full recovery

  3. concerned parent says:

    My daughter was at that game. The attacks on students that occurred were random expressions of rage. Her male friends were assaulted as they exited the building. Students drove home bruised and battered. She was overwhelmed as she tried to seek assistance for a friend who was bleeding. At the same time, she felt helpless as she watched other friends being attacked. If we hope to prevent further acts of violence, we must first acknowledge what happened at this high school event. A defensive approach to cover the facts will allow the anger to fester and grow. The parents and community need a true account of what happened this night in order to develop a plan to work with our children to develop good sportsmanship. Until this occurs, I will think twice before allowing my daughter to attend any high school sport’s event.

  4. Douglas Fellenz says:

    let me guess, the attackers were white bad-attitude students…right?

    1. coral reef student says:

      noooo. everyone was being attacked, i was there it was terrible.

    2. jermy says:

      the ones being attacked were the white bad attitude students.

  5. Chucky says:

    “…she can’t believe a high school basketball game ended with a student in intensive care.”

    …at a basketball game?

    I’m not surprised at all; I find it disturbingly plausible. That’s why I’ve been entirely off the basketball bandwagon for years.

    A lot of people might say it’s because of the community affiliation involved along with that attendant mentality. Of course, it might be politically incorrect to identify said community.

    Moreover, there are a lot of dudes in my own community who think it’s cool to dumb-down to that level.

  6. G says:

    I hope youu get better❤

  7. coral reef student says:

    i was close to Chris when he got hit. The events that took place were tragic. i’d never seen anything like it. boys hitting girls, random people attacked, jumping on cars, basically a brawl/ mini riot.

  8. Reef kid says:

    They didn’t mention that he was mad drunk and started the fight by talking smack to the killian kids, when reef and killian have always had beef.. or the brass knuckles that where used to bash his face in or the gun that some kid flashed.. they kinda made it seem like “poor kid” but it really was his fault.. And naww the “attackers” were black but there was kids of every color in the fight, and there was a big fight last year, in the same parking lot, against the same team.. so this shoudve been expected..

    1. Coral reef student says:

      This is very true, it’s been a stupid rivalry that has been going on. But no one deserves what happend to Chris. Sure maybe a black eye, something to teach him a lesson, but to the extent that those hoodlums beat him, using brass knuckles, shows that they were looking for the same fight, even planning it considering they brought the weapons with them to a high school basketball game. It may have been his fault for being in the situation, but the consequences We’re unnecessary . Have some sympathy.

    2. Reef Student says:

      Are you stupid? No one deserves what happened to him. Why dont you let them beat you and see if you like it. Seriously. No one deserves to get beaten on like that, Chris may have said words but they were just words. Like the saying “actions speak louder then words”, words didnt hurt them, it just irritated them. But the beaten DID hurt Chris. So talking “smack isnt the same as getting beaten. Think a little and have some damn sympathy.

    3. emily says:

      that is whatt i thoughtt .. like what you expectt i like i like the comment very true

  9. kiddo says:

    actually what happened was christopher as you guys call him is the person that started the fight (just sayin)

  10. coral reef student (chris friend) says:

    I’m not quite suprised actually because, christopher was actually the starter of the fight “(mind you I was standing toe to toe with chris as the incident started) during the game (at the end) the kids on coral reefs side was screaming parking lot. And after the game they headed out and formed sides. Then christopher walked up to a miami killian member and punched him in the face”

  11. Coral reef student says:

    This is very true, it’s been a stupid rivalry that has been going on. But no one deserves what happend to Chris. Sure maybe a black eye, something to teach him ales son, but to the extent that those hoodlums beat him,nursing brass knuckles, shows that they were looking for the same fight, even planning it considering they brought the weapons with them to a high school basketball game. It may have been his fault for being in the situation, but the consequences We’re unnecessary .

  12. KILLIAN KID says:

    IMA BE HONEST . POOR KID. BUT CORAL REEF WAS ASKIN FOR IT DA WHOLE GAME . THEY WERE EVEN TELL US KILLIAN KIDS TO MEET THEM IN THE PARKING LOT. NO ONE DESERVES TO BE IN THE HOSPITAL BUT HE SHOULDNT HAVE TRIED THE KIDS THAT HE DID ! ND THE FACT THAT EVERYBODY THINK HE ALL DAT INNOCENT IS FUNNY . IF HE WASNT SO DRUNK ND ROWDY HE WUD HAVE MAD IT HOME ( NO DISRESPECT ) THIS IS JUST A LESSON DAT U SHOULDNT GO SOMEWHERE ND LOOK FOR A FIGHT CUZ DA SAME THING MITE HAPPEN..

  13. Coral Reef Student says:

    I don’t think talking smack justifies the fact that he was brutally beaten. Really, it was his fault? So every kid that gets a little too confident about his team deserves to end up in intensive care? The fact that this is a repeat doesn’t mean it should be expected, it just means that society’s become so stupid that this kind of behavior is thought to be normal.

  14. karma says:

    i was there, they fail to mention that he STARTED AND ASKED FOR the fight. I would feel bad for him, but he initiated so he got what was coming to him.

  15. Killian Student says:

    I’m sorry for what happened to chris . But I did indeed here that coral reef started it . I have a friend who actually went to that game . He said it was a RIOT . With Killian students punching random coral reef students in the face , he saw some dude punch a coral reef student one time and he got knocked out . I truely don’t know why they would do such a thing though .. Sorry chris..

  16. Killian Student says:

    What this article failed to mention was that he and his “friends” (who left him on the ground once the fight started) were drunk and walking around the parking lot puching random people. He was bound to hit the wrong person sometime. Should it have been taken to this extreme? No. But he also shouldn’t have been walking around like an ass punching people.

  17. Ticked off parent says:

    Why wasn’t the administration prepared, especially considering what happend last year?

    1. RaiseUrKidsRight says:

      would that have seriously prevented what happened??? Parents are always so quick to blame administration…….it was a brawl after a basketball game hello!!!!!

      1. coralreef student says:

        yes. if security was out there, this could have been prevented.

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