Lakeland, Georgia- September 4, 2012
The family of 16 year old Jaquez Mosley wants justice for their son, but according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation no one has been charged in his death.
Investigators say the 10th grader was stabbed to death by his two 9th grade cousins in Lakeland, Georgia Thursday afternoon. They all went to Lanier County High School.
"I feel like something needs to be done," said Nabiha Clarkson, the victim's cousin. "Justice (needs) to be served. I feel they should be punished for what they did."
"They are going to get what's coming to them either way," said Destiny Mosley, the victim's sister.
Jaquez's sister Destiny Mosley says he was sticking up for her when the fight started and that the boys were bullies.
"He told them he didn't want to fight," said Destiny Mosley. "He said he just wanted them to leave his sister alone. Then he said if you want to fight, don't fight her, fight me."
Jaquez Mosley died at a hospital in Lakeland shortly after the fight. The GBI says the investigation is on-going.
Witnesses say both of the 9th graders in the attack had knives. The Mosley family believes those knives were with them while at school and on the bus.
Lakeland, Georgia- September 3, 2012
Bullying is no longer just a shoving match or name-calling game on the playground. That point became all too clear Thursday when 16-year-old Jaquez Mosley was stabbed to death at a school bus stop.
Tony Jenkins is a senior and football player at Lanier County High School. "When that happened I was at my coach's house at a little prayer meeting. My friend came in crying, telling us about it. It's very scary," Jenkins said.
Mosley's family says Jaquez was protecting his sister from bullies when he was attacked. But he was out numbered. They say two students with knives stabbed him from both sides.
The Lanier County High Schooler died shortly after the fight at a Lakeland hospital. Now students, teachers and parents are taking a pro-active approach to make sure something like this does not happen again, and they are starting with open communication.
Tony Jenkins says bullying is something teachers and coaches talk about a lot at the school. "They say if you see a person getting bullied or victimized, you should go tell the staff or a student or coach or something," said Jenkins.
Nicole Stevens is a concerned parent from Berrien County. "It's not just totally up to the school system. It's a job that needs to be done at home as well," said Stevens.
It is unknown at this time if anyone has been arrested or changed in the teen's death. We have reached out to Lakeland Police over the Labor Day weekend, but have not yet heard back.
Lakeland, Georgia- September 1, 2012
On Thursday August 30th, after getting off a school bus near his house, 16-year old Jaquez Jermaine Mosley was stabbed. Soon after he died from his injuries.
Mossley's best friend Bryan Knight said "he was like a brother to me... we would do everything together."
Mossley's second cousin, Emily Calhoun said "it's a child's life... His birthday was just last Friday. He lived six days after his birthday."
The stabbing occurred on East Washington Avenue around 3:30PM. Another young man was also stabbed during the incident but is expected to survive after being treated at the South Georgia Medical Center.
Mossley was taken to the Louis Smith Memorial Hospital where he died. Witnesses say two young men were picking on those closest to Mossley until he stepped in.
Mossley's sister, Destiny, said "those were the ones that were bullying me." When asked what he was trying to do, she said "protect me."
Emily Calhoun went on to say "when Quez [Jaquez] walked up he asked 'ya'll leave my sister alone, quit picking on my sister. Leave them alone. ya'll want to fight a girl, ya'll are boys, fight me. That was his thing."
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Lakeland Police Department are working the case. The investigation is ongoing. At last check no arrests have been made.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation or the Lakeland Police Department. Those numbers are below:
GEORGIA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION: (912) 389-4103
LAKELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT: (229) 482-3309