• Video shows alleged gang members beating teen who wanted out

    By: Tom Jones


    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Police said several students are under arrest after they beat up a boy who wanted to get out of a gang.

    The beating was captured on cellphone video. It happened at Mundy's Mill High School on Oct. 1.

    Channel 2's Tom Jones obtained the video, which shows several boys kicking the victim in the head, stomping and beating him in a school locker room.

    "The video is very graphic," Clayton County School police Maj. Chanti Ashemore said.

    "Are you stupid, (expletive)? Let me see your face," one of the attackers shouts in the video.

    The students use profanity and racial slurs as the attack continues for about 30 seconds. The student then gets up and stumbles away.

    Police said this was no ordinary attack. They said the student was "jumped out."

    "It's a term that gang members use when they try to get other gang members who want to get out of a gang. They 'jump' them out of a gang," Ashemore explained.

    The student suffered numerous injuries.

    "He lost a tooth," Ashemore said.

    He also received a black eye and was bruised all over his body.

    Investigators said it was an attack that was supposed to continue for five days. Police said if that had happened, the student could have been killed.

    "Very well could have died as a result of being a victim of violent crime," Ashemore said.

    A student not involved in the attack told his father about the incident. His father contacted the school, and an investigation uncovered the video and the attack.

    Twins Davontae and Travontae Moore, both 17, face battery, disrupting the operation of a public school and participation in criminal gang activity charges.

    Davontae smiled as he listened to the charges in court Thursday.

    A 19-year-old student was also arrested, and juvenile complaints were filed against two other students.

    Clayton County School police applaud the student and his parent for telling officers about the attack. They also say this is an example of why students should stay away from gangs.

    "Just keep you out of gangs. It's just not where you want to be. These are the kinds of things that can happen," Ashemore explained.

    The police major also said students who want to get out of a gang should talk to an adult.

    "We want students to get the administrators and get your parents involved. Let your parents help you get out of a gang," Ashemore said.

    The students have been suspended from school.

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