2 Ambridge students charged following attack posted online
A Beaver County junior high school student attacked a fellow teen and a classmate recorded it, leading to charges against both of them, police said.
One of the arrested students, a 14-year-old who attends Ambridge Junior High School, attacked a fellow student last week behind the high school, police said. The victim, also 14, was knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked in the head while pleading for him to stop, authorities said.
Investigators said the second student, 12, recorded the attack, which was then posted on YouTube. The video showed other teens watching the fight. The video has since been removed from the site.
The victim is recovering at home. He told WPXI the fight started over his break-up with a former girlfriend.
The 14-year-old was charged as a juvenile with assault, while the 12-year-old who videotaped the fight has been charged as an accomplice.
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