Kaylee Gain Fights for Life After High School Fight

St. Louis student Kaylee Gain is critically hurt after a fight near Hazelwood East High School.

Kaylee Gain Fights for Life After High School Fight
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A fight near Hazelwood East High School critically injured St. Louis student Kaylee Gain.

The incident on March 8, 2024, resulted in severe brain damage and a skull fracture for Gain. Supporters launched a GoFundMe campaign for her family, raising over $200,000 so far.

A viral video shows two girls fighting; Maurnice throws Kaylee Gain down and punches her head repeatedly.

What was the reason for this?

The argument was that her boyfriend was being attacked. The parents were also present.

Maurnice also repeatedly bashed her head against the concrete. The video shows other teens continuing to fight around her as she lies motionless on the ground.

Kaylee Gain's suspected attacker, 15-year-old Maurnice DeClue, is in custody facing assault charges. The court will soon rule if she'll be tried as an adult. >HERE<

The Hazelwood School District regrets the incident and urges community action against bullying and fighting. They're providing extra emotional support to those impacted.

The St. Louis County Police Department is actively investigating the assault and has urged anyone with information to come forward.

The fight happened off school grounds, at Norgate Drive and Claudine Drive, close to the high school.

Social media posts have named the individuals involved, but the police have not officially released their names. There are also unconfirmed reports on social media that Kaylee is in a coma due to the attack.

The community rallies in support of the Gain family, shaken yet hopeful for Kaylee's recovery.

The case has also sparked conversations about youth violence and the need for preventative measures in schools and neighborhoods.