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Vigil held Monday after reported hazing leaves Glynn County teen hospitalized

Police are investigating after social media posts appear to show a teen being sprayed with a hose while he sits impassively in a chair.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A vigil was held in Brunswick Monday night as 19-year-old Trenton Lehrkamp recovers from a possible hazing incident over the weekend.

Hundreds gathered outside of Southeast Georgia Health System Monday night demanding justice. 

The Glynn County Police Department confirmed it's investigating after dozens of social media posts appear to show Lehrkamp being sprayed with a hose while he sits impassively in a chair.

"It is heartbreaking and disgusting," friend Cynthia Sykes said. 

A statement from GCPD says officers responded to the Southeast Georgia Health Center because an individual had been brought in "with a high level of intoxication." 

The hospital told police three juveniles had brought the victim inside. They gave their names to the hospital but left before police arrived.

Officials say the victim was treated for "high level of intoxication, from a mixture of controlled substances and alcohol." He was awake and alert and was able to be interviewed by police.

He did not have any physical injuries but had spray paint on him, police said. 

"He did not deserve the brutality that was thrown upon him. This is terrible," supporter Tarin Rogers said. 

A GoFundMe, has raised more than $58,000 for his medical bills. It says the teen "was dropped off in front of the ER doors... inconclusive to life; only passing 6 breaths per minute. Since that evening, [he] has been on a ventilator in the ICU, battling fevers and a lung infection."

"He was a very sweet goofy intelligent kid. In elementary school, he always had friends around. He deserves better and we are going to get him better," Sykes said. 

Lehrkamp's father told First Coast News, as of Monday night, he is in stable condition but will need continued care. In a statement the family says, "We are all cooperating with authorities on the investigation and want Justice for Trent, and to hopefully prevent this from happening to any other kids in the future."

A social media post from the Glynn County Board of Commissioners on Sunday said the criminal investigation division of Glynn County Police Department is gathering facts, interviews, evidence and other relevant information on the incident and is asking anyone with information to contact the police department's Silent Witness line at 912-264-1333 or email tips to 911silentwitness@glynncounty-ga.gov.  

No arrests have been announced as of Monday.

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