Eight people have been charged with the assault of a 14-year-old boy who was walking home from school last month.

According to Lieutenant Randy Gonzalez with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, on Friday, September 30th, 18-year-old Clinton Heard III, and seven juveniles, were arrested and charged with simple battery and participating in criminal street gang activity after beating up 14-year-old Elliot Roseman on September 14th.

Lieutenant Gonzalez says the juveniles ranged in age from 12 to 16 years old.

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Four of the juveniles were taken to the Macon Regional Youth Development Center. The other three juveniles were releases to the custody of a parent or guardian.

All seven of the juveniles will appear in juvenile court.

Heard was denied bond and remains in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, according to Lieutenant Gonzalez.

Roseman's mother, Stephanie Milton, says her son is recovering and doing well. She says she has hired a lawyer.

The case is still under investigation.

Milton said her son had been having problems with some students at Ballard Hudson Middle School because he refused to join "the 10-12 gang," according to a sheriff's office incident report. The fight was recorded on cell phone video.

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