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Police investigating after video of one-sided fight between Arkansas high school students goes viral

By Rachel Herzog

This article was originally published February 14, 2018 at 12:04 p.m. Updated February 15, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.


Police are investigating after a video of a one-sided fight between two Arkansas high school students drew attention and anger on social media.

The cellphone video, which was shared on multiple Facebook, Twitter and Youtube accounts, shows one male student wrestling a much smaller student to the ground, then punching him in the head repeatedly. At one point, the attacker picks him up and throws him back down.

Several other people can be seen watching or filming the fight, with some laughing.

"You are getting your a** beat!" one spectator is heard saying.

The smaller student eventually gets up and draws his fists, but the other tackles him down again, punching and kicking him in the face until he is unconscious.

"He's out," someone says.

It's unclear who took the original video or when the fight happened. The video does not show how the fight started. One Twitter posting of the video had topped 90,000 views as of midday Wednesday.

The Booneville School District said in a statement that both students attend Booneville High School but the fight did not happen on school grounds.

The parents of both students have been notified, and the fight is "being investigated by the proper authorities," the school district wrote on its website.

Booneville police are investigating, a spokesman said Wednesday.

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TravisBickle says... February 14, 2018 at 12:37 p.m.

Uuuhhh, where's the video?

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TravisBickle says... February 14, 2018 at 12:46 p.m.

OK, I've seen the video and Noah Reyes is the bully's name. The kid he beat up looks about 13 years old and weighed about 60 lbs less. At the very end of the video he kicks the kid in the face and knocks him out. It's absolutely sickening and he should be arrested and charged with felony assault and battery. What a POS.

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hogfan2012 says... February 14, 2018 at 12:52 p.m.

The DeWitt police need to be checking out the same type video at DeWitt High School. It shows a large black boy with a much smaller black boy in a chokehold until the smaller one goes limp. Nothing in the news, nothing on Topix, nothing by the police. I believe the larger boy got a 3 day in-school suspension from the school.

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Jfish says... February 14, 2018 at 1:51 p.m.

I saw the video on the local news last night and it is pretty disturbing. If the kid's parents want to press charges, I don't see why the Danville Police would not follow through. You could easily fracture someone's skull if you have boots on and kick them like that. It is easy to sit back and say that the other kids should have done something, but the kid doing the beating was pretty big and I am pretty sure that they were all a little terrified.

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Packman says... February 14, 2018 at 3:12 p.m.

This is sickening. Not only should the bully be punished to the fullest extent of the law the kids that stood idly by and watched should be charged as accomplices. I sincerely hope the smaller kid has a big brother, cousin, or friend that confronts the bully and beats the living sh*t out of him.

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LR1955 says... February 14, 2018 at 3:46 p.m.

It's unclear who took the original video or when the fight happened.

Poor excuse ArDemGaz - your reporters should know how to access those social media type places the video was posted at, see who uploaded/posted, and get/report the whole story & who was involved.

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hotlilrock_yahoo.com says... February 14, 2018 at 4:34 p.m.

Where's titlest10 comments when it's white on white crime?

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Kharma says... February 14, 2018 at 9:53 p.m.

A student watching may have had a moral duty to stop the battery, but there was no legal duty.

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