Four high school students were arrested and charged with the assault of a classmate with autism at a high school in Kentucky.
The Daily Mail reports the 17-year-old victim was found by another classmate inside a bathroom in Iroquois High School on Thursday. Authorities say the teen was found lying in a pool of blood after the four assailants brutally attacked him. The school’s surveillance footage shows three boys following after the victim into a bathroom while one stood outside to watch the door.
After the vicious attack, emergency medics transported the victim to Kosair Children’s Hospital. He underwent surgery for a fractured jaw and the removal of several teeth.
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The victim’s sister said her brother did not know the boys and the motivation for the attack is currently unclear.
One of the suspects, Damon Simmons,18, is charged with assault and criminal mischief. He pleaded not guilty to the charges on Friday and is currently held at the Metro Department of Corrections on a $25,000 bond. The three other teens are facing similar charges.
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