Posted on April 2, 2014

Knockout Game: Teens Accused of Beating Random Student for Fun

Elise Preston, WREG (Memphis), March 28, 2014

Knock out is a violent pastime that does exactly what is says–knocks a person out.

A Whitehaven teenager is at home recovering, after being the target of the vicious game.


Outside Whitehaven High was the scene of a violent phenomenon sweeping the country.

Teens walk up to complete strangers and just knock them out. It’s all a game to the attackers, called knock out.


Two 18-year-olds, Jerrean Eason and Marcus Hopson, along with two teenage boys under 18, are the star players in a case where they are accused of beating a 17-year-old student leaving Whitehaven High Thursday.

“These children don’t care about life no more. They just live to be violent,” said neighbor George Martin.

The teen attacked is OK.

Eason, Hopson and the other two teens face charges, but it’s their actions leaving neighbors uneasy.

“Stay alert; look around, if I see a gang of young guys, veer off the other way,” said McClain.


The beating happened after school and on a public sidewalk.


Eason and Hopson are no longer in jail. Their bond was only set at $100.