WARRENSBURG -- Four teens who knew each other from Shenendehowa schools have been charged in a June after-prom party where a teenager fell off a second-floor balcony, Warren County Sheriff's officials said.
The injured student, Jarred Dahlberg, fell onto stairs below and had to be airlifted to Albany Medical Center for treatment, officials said. He has since been released from Albany Med and is recovering at home.
The incident happened June 2 at a residence in Warrensburg. Investigators determined the injured teen and several other teenagers had been at the home for the weekend for a post-prom party, officials said.
Alcohol had been provided to to the party-goers and those attending had to pay party planners ahead of time for the location, food and alcohol, officials said.
Those arrested were identified as Mia V. Dongsavanh, 18, of Halfmoon; William V. Coreno, 19, of Halfmoon; Colin J. Amodeo, 19, of Cllifton Park and Cole A. Rust, 19 of Clifton Park.
A Warren County Sheriff's official said later Wednesday the four knew each other from Shenedehowa schools, but he did not know their school status at the time of the incident.
Dongsavanh faces one count of second-degree criminal nuisance, a misdemeanor. Coreno and Amodeo each face one count of unlawfully dealing with a child, a misdemeanor, and Rust faces one count each of second-degree criminal nuisance and unlawfully dealing with a child, officials said.
The four were released to appear in court July 31.
The investigation was handled by investigators Jason Palmer and Jeffrey Grenier.
After the serious fall left him in the Intensive Care Unit at Albany Med a GoFundMe campaign was started to cover some of the medical costs from Dahlberg's accident.
According to the campaign, Dahlberg required several surgeries.
The GoFundMe page is seeking $50,000; over $22,000 has been raised so far.
While Dahlberg’s family did not return a request for comment on his recovery on Wednesday, the GoFundMe campaign, which provided frequent updates on Dahlberg’s condition from family members, announced that he had left the hospital, was home recovering, and even had been able to walk across the stage during Shen’s graduation ceremony at the end of June.
“The weeks ago, I never in my wildest dreams thought we would’ve made, but to see Jarred walk that stage with the rest of his class, brought a whole new meaning of thankful,” Kristina Gwinn, Dahlberg’s mother, said.
Correction 1:10 p.m.: A previous version of this article had an incorrect age for Mia Dongsavanh. She is 18.; The story has also been updated to reflect the information sheriff's officials had on their school status.