A school district security guard is in critical but stable condition after being shot in the head while on the job.
Police in Utica, New York, said the varsity football game between Proctor High School and Binghamton High School was ending Saturday when a fight broke out in the school’s parking lot.
Police said at least two Utica City School District security officers attempted to break up the fight around 4 p.m. At least two bullets were then fired, one of which hit the guard in the back of the head.
The security guard remains hospitalized in critical condition, but the police department said he is expected to make a full recovery “after obviously a difficult path” to get there.
Utica Police said, “We would be remiss if we did not mention the heroism of this security officer and others who attempted to stop the fight and put themselves in harm’s way so that spectators and students watching the game were in no danger.” May it not happen.” ,
The suspect surrendered himself to the police the next day. Police identified him as a 16-year-old male enrolled in an alternative educational program. He is currently charged with attempted murder in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the second and third degrees, criminal possession of a firearm and criminal use of a firearm in the first degree.
Police said the suspect may face additional charges as the investigation continues.
Uvalde Foundation for Children adds an official GoFundMe donation page Police announced Monday that anyone willing to assist the injured officer.