A Georgia teen is in the intensive care unit after being forced to drink vodka and magic mushrooms by pupils at school who then urinated on him and shared footage of the abuse online.
- A Georgia teen was victimized by a group of youths, who left him hospitalized and on a ventilator
- The alleged incident occurred last Tuesday night on St. Simon’s Island, an affluent area of the Georgia coast
- Police continue to investigate the incident, although they have not yet made any arrests
A Georgia teen has been left on a ventilator after being forced by so-called friends to drink dangerous amounts of alcohol and magic mushrooms in a brutal undermining party.
Trent Lehrkamp, 19, remains in the intensive care unit in stable condition following the uncontrollable abuse he suffered during a spring break house party on Saint Simon’s Island last Tuesday.
Police are investigating whether a photo circulated on social media was taken during last week’s incident, which left the teen on life support after his breathing slowed to just six breaths a minute.
The photo, which appears to have been taken on Snapchat, shows the Glynn Academy High School graduate sitting in a chair, unconscious, and covered in spray paint, while several other teens stand behind him, flipping their middle fingers to the camera.
A Snapchat photo of Trent Lerkamp allegedly victimized by a group of teenage boys in Georgia last week
Lehrkamp was allegedly forced to consume dangerous amounts of alcohol, as well as magic mushrooms, in addition to spraying the group of boys
A community Facebook account based in Glynn County called “Glynn County Citizens on Patrol” posted a clip of the young man, apparently during a separate dismemberment incident, with his head bowed and being sprayed with a hose.
“These fine young men tied an unconscious and unresponsive boy to a chair, sprayed him from head to toe, raged at him, took on his lap, the list goes on and on,” the account reads, referring to the incident last Tuesday.
The account alleged that the boys then “delivered him to the emergency room. They gave their names and left.”
The county police department wouldn’t confirm any details about the alleged assault on the victim, but said a group of kids had dropped off the unconscious teen at a local hospital early Wednesday and left before cops arrived.
“The officers did not see any signs of physical injury on the individual, but they did notice the presence of paint splatter,” the agency said in a statement.
The teen was being treated “for a high level of intoxication, from a combination of controlled substances and alcohol.”
Police continue to investigate the incident – which took place in a wealthy area of the Georgia coast – and have collected evidence from the house where the party took place.
a GoFundMe For Lehrkamp, which has so far raised more than $50,000, he said Trent “expects to have a casual night out with his friends” but “won’t know until it’s too late that these were not friends, but vile, abusive offenders who continued to torture, humiliate, and assault him in terrifying and inhumane ways for hours.
A condemning post about the incident appeared on the Glynn County Community Facebook page several days after the incident
It shows Trent on a ventilator in the intensive care unit after his painful descent
A video posted to Facebook shows a separate alleged hazing video, during which Trent was forcefully sprayed with water by a group mocking him
The page adds that when he was taken to hospital, he was “considered indecisive for life; passing only 6 breaths per minute.”
He has since recovered enough strength to discuss the incident with police investigators.
Some reports have identified Lehrkamp as autistic, however, a GoFundMe organizer appeared to dispute this designation.
As the story continues to spread, we want to make sure that all information you receive is factual. Please know that Trent has not received a medical diagnosis of autism.”