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Tuesday
Feb012011

Caught on Tape: 13-Year-Old Attacked By Classmates

File photo. Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- A cell phone video taken in a Philadelphia suburb shows a 13-year-old boy being kicked, dragged through the snow and then hoisted into a tree by his alleged attackers. He tries to run away but is caught again, and the bullies hang him by his jacket on a seven-foot-high metal fence.

The alleged attackers are the victim's classmates, ranging from ages 13-17, according to police. They captured the victim on his way home from school last month. Six of the alleged attackers have been arrested on charges including kidnapping and false imprisonment, and police are seeking the seventh.

The teen was not seriously injured. A good Samaritan came by, took the victim off of the fence and walked him home.

"I tried to get out, tried to leave, tried to escape, tried to get up the tree and run away, but even when I did that, got out the tree the first time, they attacked me and they caught me again," the teen told ABC News.

It's still not clear what prompted the attack, but the teens attended an alternative school together for troubled students.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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