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Flint teen attacked, video posted on Facebook

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(01/31/12) - It's an all too familiar scene playing out all over the Internet.

This time?

A 14-year-old Flint boy was the victim. Punched, kicked and stomped.

The video, according to his mother, Trina McNeil, was posted on Facebook.

It has since been removed, but McNeil saved the clip.

It lasts less than two minutes and at first, shows three males posing with each other, almost hamming it up for the camera.

Then the mood shifts.

"They jumped me," said the teen. McNeil asked we not name or identify her son.

"They was punching me, kicking me, stomping me," he said.

McNeil said it happened Friday afternoon, on the city's west side, on Tacken St. near Jacque St.

In the video, her son is the one wearing white pants. He's in the ninth grade at Flint Northern High School.

He said he knows the three others involved.

He said one person recorded the attack using a cell phone.

You can see two others in the clip.

"It's just unbelievable. I can't even look at the video any more," McNeil said.

"They were having a conversation. Then they one guy came from behind and they just started attacking him. To me, they had it planned because they had the camera ready to record."

There were swear words and racial slurs hurled, too.

It ends with the teen running to a car.

"A lady helped me," the boy said.

The male recording the attack then turns the camera on himself, bragging and laughing.

McNeil says she reported the incident to her son's school liaison officer even though the attack did not happen on school property.

She provided names, she said, absolutely sick the boys were bragging about beating up her son.

"I just want people to see this and know it's real. It could happen to your son or daughter," she said.

Flint Schools spokesman Bob Campbell confirmed McNeil did contact the school Monday.

Wednesday, Flint Police told ABC12 three teenagers have been identified as suspects and they are seeking charges.

Two of the teens are juveniles, just 15 and 16 years old.

The other is 17 and police will seek adult charges against him.

The district has since gone live with an anti-bullying hotline. It had been previously planned.

The anti-bullying hotline will be staffed by a district employee, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The number is 810-391-3989.

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