A viral clip posted to World Star Hip Hop shows a teen suffering a seizure while being beaten by a group of high school students, and now, police are investigating the incident. The video has been watched nearly 1 million times, Fox 8 News reports.
According to reports, police in Virginia are investigating an assault that was filmed and posted online showing a group of high schoolers beating a peer as he has a seizure. In the clip, the teens surround a car and force the passenger to come out. The passenger and one of the teens begin to fight when suddenly, the passenger is knocked to the ground and has a seizure. Some of the high school students who surrounded the car yell at the teen to get up and tell onlookers that he’s “just sleeping,” but it’s clear that the boy is suffering from a seizure.
Several witnesses called 911 to report the fight, telling operators exactly what they saw happen.
“I think someone out here is having a seizure,” one caller said, according to WTVR. “He’s lying there and I don’t know if he’s breathing.”
“There was a bad fight down here ma’am,” another caller said. “We have an injured gentleman on the ground. We’re going to need an ambulance and police.”
The teen was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, and after being kept overnight for observation, he was let go the following day. The teen’s father told WTVR that he believes the fight started because of a social media post about a girl.
Now, police in Colonial Heights, Virginia, are actively investigating the fight and are asking anyone with information to contact them.