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Teenage Bullies Video Attack on Victim

February 1, 2011 - 3:48 PM | by: David Lee Miller

There is bullying and then there is what happened in the  Philadelphia suburb of  Upper Darby Pennsylvania, to 13 year old boy named Nadin Khoury.

Nadin was allegedly attacked by 7 kids ranging in age from 13 to 17. One of them even made a recording of the assault.  The 8 minute video is posted on You Tube and has become the latest internet sensation. The video shows Nadin being kicked, dragged through the snow, stuffed upside down in a tree and hung on a fence.  According to Nadin, “they started punching me and kicking me, one of them stomped on my chest.”

Despite Nadine’s cries for help no one called 911. A women driving by broke up the attack and drove Nadin home. After viewing the video, Nadin’s mother tearfully told Fox News, “I couldn’t even believe what I was looking at, its just horrible.”

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said the the attack was “probably as heinous as any bullying case I’ve ever seen.” He says Nadin is lucky “he wasn’t impaled on the fence.”  Authorities say there is no known motive. Nadin and all but one of the alleged attackers each attended a school for students with behavioral problems called an Opportunity Center. Although the attack did not take place on school property, all the accused students were arrested at the school Monday morning and led away in handcuffs. A seventh accused attacker who had previously been kicked out of the Opportunity Center was arrested there Tuesday morning.

Although being treated as juvenile offenders each accused attacker is charged with kidnapping, criminal restraint, recklessly endangering another person, aggravated assault conspiracy and making terroristic threats. All are now being held in a juvenile detention facility. If convicted of the most serious charges they could remain in custody until 21.

Nadin takes little comfort in the arrests and is fearful about returning to school saying, “they have friends… and they’re going to try to get back at whoever snitched on their friend.” School officials say extra security measures are in place.

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