PITTSBURGH - An apparent attack has once again been caught on video and posted to social media.
This time the fight happened at Perry High School and was shot Monday morning. The video, Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said, involves two Perry students.
“According to school officials, the assault was in retaliation of an incident that occurred earlier in the week between the students,” Pugh said.
The video shows one boy sitting on a desk, while the person recording seemingly encourages the aggressor to fight. Moments later the victim is hit and falls to the ground. Lying in the fetal position, the victim tries to cover his head while getting kicked.
“I understand they had an altercation last week, and I thought that was over. To keep going, you had to retaliate? You really had to do that and then put it on Facebook?” the victim’s mother said.
The woman said her son, who didn’t throw a punch, suffered a mild concussion in the fight.
“The way it happened and they were all screaming, ‘Kill him. Kill him,’ to me, is racially related,” the woman said.
She also said they also plan to press charges against the boy accused of hitting her son.
“I’m afraid. I’m afraid for all my kids,” the mother said.
Pittsburgh police said both students involved are 15 years old, and they both received suspensions.
The attacker was charged with simple assault Tuesday in juvenile court. Because he is a minor, we are not identifying him.