A violent flash mob of thugs celebrating the last day of summer school by assaulting the first lone white person they see?
PHILADELPHIA – Fox 29 has obtained video of an attack on a bystander in Philadelphia’s Old City by teens from a charter school group that received a $1 million donation from Oprah Winfrey.
Slideshow: Images From Teen Attack Video
The incident happened on the afternoon of July 29th near 4th and Spruce Streets, and just blocks from the location of the Mastery Charter High School.
That was the same day that saw violent attacks near Chestnut Street in Center City that injured two other bystanders.
A man is walking down 4th Street near Independence Hall toward Spruce Street as a group of teens starts to walk by. The man is wearing hospital scrubs.
As the students walk next to the man, one teen turns around, without warning, and punches the man in the head.
Six to eight students then swarm the man as he is pushed into a wall, kicking and punching him.
The entire group runs away, and a second camera catches them running away from the attack around a corner at 4th and Walnut Streets.
Another bystander runs over to check on the man, who gets back on his feet.
Sources tell Fox 29 that man was taken to Jefferson University Hospital with injuries to his head and teeth. [...]
Video of the mob assault at link. It is apparent in the video that the attack was premeditated.
Philly.com reports that the victim suffered a fractured jaw as a result of the attack, and three of the violent teen thugs have turned themselves in.
Three Mastery Charter School students who allegedly beat a man near Independence Hall during an afternoon attack last month turned themselves in to authorities Wednesday, police said.
The students, who have not been named because of their ages, were identified through surveillance footage that captured the July 29 attack, police said. The assault occurred hours before a group of teens beat and robbed several people in Center City.
A witness yelled and the students fled. The victim suffered a fractured jaw.
“Based on our investigation, we issued three arrest warrants, said Lt. Patrick Doherty of Central Detectives. “We notified the parents as soon as they were issued. The parents have been cooperative.”
The students face aggravated assault and other charges, police said. None have prior arrests, police said. All are eighth- and ninth-graders enrolled at Mastery’s Lenfest campus on Fourth and Chestnut.
Mastery, a local nonprofit charter operator, has won high praise – including from President Obama and Oprah Winfrey, among others – for its record of turning around violent and low-performing schools. [...]
Update: It is official the victim is –white. I thought so (but it was hard to be sure from the black and white video footage), just didn’t want to make the claim until a report came out confirming my suspicion. Have edited title to reflect the news. Here is video of the mobÂ assault:
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