The video is almost too heartbreaking to watch. It shows seven older teens attacking a 13-year-old in a case of extreme bullying. The older boys, from near Philadelphia, PA, randomly target the younger one, and proceed to drag him, throw him in a tree, and even try to hang him from a fence. The attackers seem to have aided in their own capture by taping the incident and posting it on the internet.
My Fox Philly reports:
On January 11, Nadin Khoury was walking home from school when he was randomly picked out by the teens, who Upper Darby police chief Michael Chitwood called a “wolfpack.”
After 30 minutes of physical abuse in public, a woman driving by the scene jumped out of her car, ran the bullies off and took the teen home.
Now, Khoury says he’s been told by his middle school not to return to class, and his family has had to move after they allegedly were threatened.
Despite the recent events, Khoury says he is ready to testify in the case.
“They started punching me, kicking me, one of them stomping on my chest. There’s nothing you can do. You can’t fight back or it comes down even worse. You can’t say anything besides stop or call for help, for somebody come help you. There’s nothing you can do. All you can do is sit there and wait for it to be over,” the victim recalled.
The attackers, several of whom have juvenile records, have been arrested and charged with a myriad of crimes, including kidnapping, false imprisonment, and reckless endangerment. They will not, however, be tried as adults.
The teen bullies aren’t the only ones to come under fire for video showing abuse. Recently, a mother who appeared on TV with Dr. Phil regarding her discipline tactics — which included forcing her son to eat hot sauce and take cold showers — was charged with child abuse after authorities saw the segment: