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Facebook Fight Video: 5 Pa. students arrested after school fight video posted on social media site

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(CBS/KYW/AP) CHESTER, Pa.--Authorities say five students are in custody after someone captured a video of a fight inside a suburban Philadelphia high school on Tuesday and posted it online, says CBS station KYW.

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Police told the station the arrests were made on Wednesday and more might be coming. So far, the five students have been charged as adults with Simple Assault, Aggravated Assault, Conspiracy, Robbery, Reckless Endangering, Terroristic Threats and Possession of Instrument of a crime.

Chester police began an investigation into the fight after watching the video where a 16-year-old student was beaten, kicked and hit with wooden chairs in the Chester High library.

According to KYW, among the arrested students is 18-year-old Edward Stanley. Stanley recorded the fight on his phone and posted it to Facebook.

According to the father of the 16-year-old victim in the video, his son had to get 4 stitches in the back of his head, reports KYW.

"It's terrible. It's something that is ungodly. It's like the devils were in there," the father told the station.

Joel Watkins, the state-appointed receiver of the Chester Upland School District told the Delaware County Daily Times that he has been working closely with Mayor John Linder on the issue of school security.

Watkins told KYW that he was unsure how the fight could have gone unnoticed by faculty, "but we're investigating and the proper action will be taken when we know."

  • Crimesider Staff

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