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It has essentially become an epidemic in the country with regard to the number of videos showing teenagers caught in some sort of violent brawl. And the brawl usually involves viciously physically causing harm to another young person. The latest video that has gone viral is one involving 5 students from Martin Luther King high school in Philadelphia beating another student. A you watch the video, you can see the victim trying to shield himself by protecting his head and  while five boys continuously beat him. This is not a case of “boys will be boys.” This is battery, and violent battery as such.

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What is most embarrassing however, is that there were not only other young people just watching and not doing anything, there were some adults there that looked on and did not so much as try to get authorities to intervene or voice any concerns or protest to the event. While it is understandable that personally intervening can put one in a dangerous situation, it is quite shameful that not even a word was spoken.

The local police have identified the attackers,  arrested them and they have also been suspended from school. Four of the five boys seen are juveniles with the exception of one who is 18 years old. They all face multiple charges including aggravated assault while the 17 year-old victim is recovering from several injuries, including head wounds. It was reported that it was a case of “mistaken identity.” So if it hadn’t been this victim, it would have been someone else? This has got to stop.


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