The Boston Globe is reporting that the teenager who was accused of a violent attack on a Boston Public School principal back in 2021 was committed to the hospital Tuesday morning shortly after arriving to court for a competency hearing.

Laurette LeRouge is accused of assaulting the principal of the Henderson School, Patricia M. Lampron when LeRouge was 16.  She was due to stand trial last month on a charge of assault and battery on a person over 60, causing serious bodily injury, but it came to the attention of Judge Peter Coyne that LeRouge was hospitalized earlier in January for mental health issues.  He postponed proceedings for a month while LeRouge was examined to see if she was competent enough to stand trial.  On Tuesday, the results of this evaluation were going to be discussed.  Due to interactions with people at the courthouse, there was more concern over her mental health, and she was evaluated by a doctor on-site, and it was decided that LeRouge would be hospitalized. 

Coyne has rescheduled the competency hearing for March 7.

You can read the full details here. 


  1. Linda February 20, 2024 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    This story has two sides
    It’s not fair they are humiliating my daughter

    • El justiciero February 21, 2024 at 9:15 am - Reply

      For sure wasn’t fair neither that a senior get brutally attacked by your daughter.

    • Al Haite February 21, 2024 at 7:03 pm - Reply

      Linda, I’m curious, what is the other side to this story? Your daughter brutally punched a 60 year old woman multiple times in the head until she was knocked unconscious, dropped to the ground and sustained a traumatic brain injury. Explain to me how Principal Lampron and not your daughter was in any way responsible for this ferocious attack.

  2. Rachel February 21, 2024 at 9:07 am - Reply

    I know the BPS Employee………………
    I hope this young lady can get help and respect and NOT only be judged because of this action. I do hope the BPS employee fixes her attitude as well. May they both move on with lessons learned.

    • Lex February 21, 2024 at 9:25 am - Reply

      Just like her mom said above,two sides to every story. Hopefully lessons will be learned.

  3. B malkofsky February 21, 2024 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Walking after the hospital nothing going to happen to her every day South Bay mall juvenile get way all the time in Boston they know they won’t do jail time it laugh I am a senior citizen 77 years old take some responsibility for your actions

  4. Ace triple seven February 21, 2024 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    One things for sure all of you need Jesus in your lives it’s sad do you know that ita the devils doing wgen all aorts od eveik and unfortunate things haooen satan is laughing his butt off. Resist the devil and he must flee

  5. Nadine February 21, 2024 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    My question is: was this child experiencing mental illness that wasn’t diagnosed or dealt with! That led to the attack on the principal? We as parents have to take the time out to recognize mental illnesses and get some professional help before it escalates into more serious issues. Mental illness is not joke and we have to get over what other people think and get the help we need before it’s too late.

  6. Jen February 23, 2024 at 11:25 am - Reply

    getting help for mental ilness is very difficult especially for teenagers.
    there are transportation issues, lack of providers, lack of insurance coverage , parents who work and the list goes on.

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