The days of good old fashioned horseplay are over. Young people are really trying to hurt one another, some have been killed while being bullied. You used to get a couple kids that would steal your lunch money or one main kid that would always torment and/or try to beat someone up, but now bullies are being manufactured at a much more alarming rate. In Philadelphia, just three weeks ago, a young man was not only bullied, but ambushed by what police are calling a “wolf pack.”
Tuesday on the Today show, a just released video from Philadelphia police showed Nadin Khoury, 13, being bullied on his way home from school. Seven teenage boys jumped him and tormented him for approximately 20 minutes. One of the attackers were dumb enough to tape the whole thing on his cell phone. Police released the tapes to the media so that an immediate impact of the attack could be felt throughout the community.
Michael Chitwood, superintendent of police in Upper Darby Township, sent a message with having the boys arrested and handcuffed as a group and led out of their school. He wants the community to know that bullying will not be tolerated. He said he finds it “offensive” that the community will say that police don’t do anything, but then a woman is seen on the tape walking past the melee while Khoury screams for help. Chitwood confirmed that authorities did not receive ONE 911 call on the boy’s behalf. Atrocious!
And you should also know that this isn’t the first time that this young boy was jumped by these boys ranging in age from 13 to 17. All of the boys have been put in a juvenile detention center and guaranteed, they are coming up against bullies of their own. Check it out: