GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Gaston county family is upset and searching for answers after a boy was beat up inside a locker room at Stuart Cramer High School.
It's believed that the fight started because of something that was posted on Snapchat. Witnesses told WBTV the student who appeared to have been attacked in a video recording that spread across social media said something terrible about New Yorkers on the app - and that it didn’t sit well with some of his peers.
The disturbing video captures all of the punches and blows to the boy's body. It happened earlier this week. Not one person stepped in to stop it.
Gaston County police arrested Kaiser Kayton and Denorrian Lindsay, both 17, and charged them with the attack on their schoolmate.
One witness who was inside that locker room said Kayton and Lindsay were once football players, but the two ended up quitting the team earlier this season for different reasons that have nothing to do with the fight.
District officials are not allowed to release certain details about the case due to privacy laws, but say the two boys who are facing charges could be looking at in-school or out-of-school suspension for up to 10 days or alternative placement.
A family member of the boy who was badly beaten in the video says she is aware of the comments that were posted to Snapchat, but believes that this has nothing to do with that.
The family says the teen who was beaten has been bullied for unknown reasons since he moved to the area in August.
Both Kayton and Lindsey will have to go before a judge in November and face their charges. The family of the boy attacked wants both boys to be prosecuted to the fullest extent. They say they’re working closely with school officials to get to the bottom of it.