FIU Students Hospitalized After Being Beaten At Biscayne Bay Campus

Two students were hospitalized Monday after being brutally beaten by an attacker still on the loose at their school in Biscayne Bay.

Sixteen-year-old James Critz and 15-year-old Isabela Perdomo, both students with MAST @ FIU, were working on a marine biology project on the Biscayne Bay campus early Monday when a male suspect allegedly approached them.

The two said hi to the suspect, who returned seconds later with a large tree limb and knocked out Critz, and then Perdomo. 

Authorities say the suspect fled without taking anything.

Both students have serious injuries and are recovering in the intensive care unit at Memorial Regional Hospital. Critz is sedated and intubated. 

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho tweeted his condolences for the victims Monday night, adding that FIU police will be providing extra security, and Miami-Dade schools crisis team will be on hand when students return to class on Tuesday.

Anyone with information should contact FIU police at 305-348-2626 or in the event of an emergency 305-348-5911.


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