A Flint, MI teen is okay today after he was brutally attacked on Friday after school. Now, the boy’s mother is hoping that the attackers’ decision to post video of the assault on Facebook will lead to arrests.
WWJ-TV explains what happened to the 14-year-old:
Trina McNeil [the boy’s mother] told The Flint Journal that video of the Friday afternoon attack was posted on a Facebook page of one of the attackers.
McNeil says at least 25 people clicked Facebook’s “like” button in response to the video.
According to a police report, the Northern High School student was walking on the city’s west side when three teens that he recognized as schoolmates attacked him. The boy told police he believed the attack was unprovoked.
MLive.com posted an edited copy of the attack, which is still graphic. It came with this explanation:
Warning: This video includes graphic violence. The video, provided by the victim, shows a Jan. 27, 2012 assault that took place on Tacken Street on Flint’s west side. Segments of the video that clearly showed the faces of the two suspects or the victim in the beating were removed in editing. The most violent moments of the beating were also cut.
You can watch below: