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Henrico mom demands apology after sons cleared in school brawl incident

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NBC12 first told you about the Henrico mom who protested outside Hermitage High School after her two teen sons were thrown in jail following a fight the school.

Her 17-year-old and 19-year-old both faced felony malicious wounding charges. Mom claimed this was all a case of mistaken identity and that police had the wrong "black boys with dreads" in custody.

NBC12 now has video from that alleged fight and the teens just had their day in court. Mom says the charges were dismissed.

"Nobody said I'm sorry for the confusion," said Tracey Johnson. "Your boys were locked up and we really didn't have probable cause at the time. Richard wasn't the same when he came home."

Mom notes he missed the first weeks of college.

"Somebody needs to write a letter or say something to my son's college, why he was absent," said Johnson. "'We apologize. What can we do?'"

She is still holding out hope officials will contact her soon 

"I have other kids who have to attend Hermitage because we are in that district," said Johnson. "Do I really want that to happen?"

NBC12 reached out to Henrico Police and school leaders for comment. They have yet to respond. The released the following statements for our initial report.

From Henrico Police:

I can confirm that an assault occurred on September 23, 2016.  The individuals involved are juveniles and we are unable to release additional information.

- Lieutenant C. L. Garrett

From Henrico Schools:

We're aware of the situation, and we continue to have open dialogue with the individuals involved as well as family members. We're cooperating with police, but as you know, school divisions are prohibited from sharing facts that would release protected student information.

- Andy Jenks

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