A 13-year-old boy who was attacked while walking home from school earlier this month in a Philadelphia suburb said Tuesday that he had been bullied since the beginning of classes.
Seven teenagers were in custody Tuesday in connection with the videotaped beating of the teen, authorities said.
Nadin Khoury told HLN's Vinnie Politan said he was glad about the arrests but is concerned about other possible victims.
"Some day they are going to do the same thing to somebody else," the youth said. The group picked on students who were smaller than them, Nadin said.
Six of the youths were arrested Monday at an alternative program at Upper Darby High School, Upper Darby police Lt. Thomas Sharp said. A seventh, who was absent Monday, was arrested Tuesday, he said. Khoury and all seven suspects attended the alternative program, called the Opportunity Center.
The attack took place January 11, Sharp said. The school district's security force heard chatter about the incident among students and notified police, he said.
A video taken on the cell phone of one of the suspects shows the boy being kicked, dragged through the snow and stuffed into a tree, then hung from his jacket on a tall wrought-iron fence. On the video, the boy can be heard screaming as his attackers laugh.
Asked if police know what prompted the attack, Sharp told CNN, "bullying ... just picking on somebody."