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September 19, 2014

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Brothers, 13 and 15, arrested in videotaped battery of another student

Clark County School District Police have arrested two siblings in connection with the battery of a student that was recorded and uploaded to YouTube this week.

In the video, which was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday but has since been removed, two male teenagers are seen striking another teenager in the face multiple times.

The attackers, who are brothers ages 15 and 13, were arrested Friday and booked into juvenile detention on charges of battery, School Police Lt. Darnell Couthen said. The older brother, who is seen flashing gang signs in the video, faces a possible gang enhancement charge, Couthen said.

The attackers and the victims are district students, Couthen said. The 13-year-old assailant is a student at Roy Martin Middle School near Eastern Avenue and Stewart Avenue. Couthen did not have information on where the older brother or the victim attended school.

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  1. More comes out on T.V. news.

    These big bad boys beat on a special needs child.

    I hope they are proud of their selves. Lock them up and make them watch that video 24/7 for a year.

  2. @notch The incident didn't even take place at school, it's just when it comes to bullying and the age of the offenders, a lot of times that becomes CCSD Police jurisdiction, and school is a place that the law can catch up to them (the bullies).

    Now I've seen the video and it is on liveleak, and the kid getting beat up doesn't fight back at all, it's quite sad. I don't blame the education system at all in this incident but rather the environment. Watching the video, I can tell this incident occurred on Bonanza & Eastern, in a not so nice area. The N word is dropped numerous times, and clearly these boys were just being idiotic thugs.

  3. and the sad thing is that the parents will stick up for these kids..."not my child"...bull...these kids need to be taken out of school and sent to military school and maybe they need to be beaten and ridiculed!!! Kids today need to be parented not the parents best friends!

  4. "and the sad thing is that the parents will stick up for these kids..."not my child"..."

    I guess we just don't understand that "they were turning their lives around". If I hear that one more time from the family of a criminal, I'll be sick.

    Bonanza & Eastern, huh? What a wonderful environment!