Two students in Miami-Dade County attacked on campus, hospitalized

Posted at 8:58 AM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 15:55:04-04

Two students were hospitalized after they were brutally beaten by an attacker still on the loose at their school campus 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 approached them, their parents told NBC 6.

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

Miami-Dade County Public Schools classes were not in session at the time of the attack, however, Critz and Perdomo were on the campus working on a project for a dual-enrollment class.

The attacker has been described as only a black male, possibly between 16 to 18-years-old, and wearing a t-shirt and shorts, police said.

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