5 arrested in Philly beating that was recorded, posted online

Five Philadelphia high school students are accused of beating another student in an attack that was recorded and posted online.

Footage of the attack posted Thursday shows the teens punching and kicking the Martin Luther King High School student on June 5 in the city’s East Germantown neighborhood.

Officials say the beating was a case of mistaken identity. Police Capt. Malachi Jones says the teen was innocent and was beaten on his way home from school.

The 17-year-old victim was treated for a concussion and severe dental injuries, along with cuts and bruises.

The five students charged in the beating were arrested before the video was posted. Police say four are juveniles and the fifth is 18 years old.

School officials say the suspects were disciplined after the beating.

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