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High school students may be involved in assault on former Supervisor Frank Leach

Ocean Springs, MS (WLOX)- "Everyone in that vehicle can be charged with this crime."

Ocean Springs police say whoever left Cherokee Glen Avenue after nearly killing Former Jackson County Supervisor Frank Leach will face some serious charges.

"Right now, it's aggravated assault and it's leaving the scene of accident with injuries. It was at least six children or juveniles in the vehicles and they were both male and female," Public Relations Officer Michael Pol said.

Public Relations Officer Michael Pol says police have questioned dozens of young people about the case.

"The people involved in this are very scared right now. What I would tell them is that they would better off now to come to the police department and tell us what they know," Pol said.

Investigators believe many of the suspects attend Ocean Springs High School.

"It is clear there were a lot of Ocean Springs High School students that have been interviewed.  We believe because school is out this has slowed down the investigation."

Frank Leach is in the Intensive Care Unit at Ocean Springs Hospital. Hospital officials say he is in fair condition; friends and former co-workers are praying for a speedy recovery.

"I was nervous because I love Mr. Frank," Frank Leach's neighbor said.

One of Leach's neighbors, who didn't want to give her name, saw Leach lying in the street as paramedics treated him.

"They were making sure he was okay, and trying to figure out what was happing. I was nervous and scared for him."

Police have interviewed Leach and his wife to get more information about the incident. No one has been arrested, but police say most of suspects are juveniles, but police say they do believe some adults may be involved. The vehicle that ran over Leach is described as either a sliver or white compact car with a yellow flag in the back windshield.

If you have any information that can help the Ocean Springs Police call 875-2211.

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