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Published On: Thu, May 9th, 2013

5 arrested in school beating on student, suspects: Edward Stanley, Clayton Newman, Omar Davis all adults

Police arrested five students Wednesday who were involved in the fight at Chester High School. Police say even more arrests could be coming.

A video surfaced which shows a group of students throwing punches and using chairs to attack and beat a 16-year-old boy inside the library of Chester High School.

Edward Stanley Philadelphia school beatingAccording to police, among the arrested students is 18-year-old Edward Stanley who appears to have recorded the fight on his cell phone and later posted the video on Facebook.

“It’s terrible. It’s something that is ungodly. It’s like the devils were in there.”

A man who identified himself as the father of the 16-year-old victim had no idea until the CBS affiliate showed him the clip.

Check out the full coverage by CBS 3 Philly which resulted in the boy needing four stitches in the back of his head.

“The kids are really taking over the school there. I think security really needs to be stepped up in there.”

Chester Mayor John Lindner said, “We’re going to treat each incident individually. We’re going to investigate it thoroughly and obviously we don’t like having our school district painted in this color or our city in this color.”

Chester Upland School District Receiver Joe Watkins added, “Obviously in an ideal setting, we would have a situation where this would not happen, where this could not have happen and we’re going to investigate and find out what happened.”

Here’s the list of those arrested thus far:

Omar Davis, age 19: Charges: Simple assault, aggravated assault, robbery, robbery with intent to inflict serious injury and other related robbery charges and reckless endangering another person and other related charges.

Edward Stanley, age 18: Charges: Simple assault, aggravated assault, robbery, robbery with intent to inflict serious injury and other related robbery charges and reckless endangering another person and other related charges.

Clayton Newman, age 18: Charges: Simple assault, aggravated assault, robbery, robbery with intent to inflict serious injury and other related robbery charges and reckless endangering another person.

Jordan Morales, age 16: Charges: Simple assault, aggravated assault, robbery, robbery with intent to inflict serious injury and other related robbery charges and reckless endangering another person and other related charges.

Citerrah Gomillon, age 16: Charges: Simple assault, aggravated assault, robbery, robbery with intent to inflict serious injury and other related robbery charges and reckless endangering another person and other related charges.

Check out the full coverage: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/05/09/school-officials-address-video-of-fight-among-students-at-chester-high-school/2/

 

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