What to Know
- The victim’s mother said her son went to a McDonald’s in Wellington to order some food when the incident happened.
- The attack happened Tuesday and police have since made an arrest.
- The victim’s mom said her son did not know the attacker personally.
A disturbing video that shows a 15-year-old boy getting violently beaten inside a McDonald’s bathroom has left a South Florida mom in shock and disbelief over the senseless act.
Video shows the 15-year-old sophomore at Wellington High getting pummelled continuously in the bathroom stall by a 17-year-old student. The victim’s mother said her son went to a McDonald’s in Wellington to order some food when the incident happened.
The 15-year-old covered his face and curled up into a ball as the 17-year-old unleashed punch after punch, causing the victim to fall to the ground. Another student who joined the attacker caught the whole incident on video. The footage was circulated around the school and the victim was left with bruises and other injuries.
The attack happened Tuesday and police have since made an arrest. The victim’s mom said her son did not know the attacker personally—apparently, he was attacked due to an issue related to one of his friends.
The victim’s mom said she was outraged after first seeing the video, but is now in a state of disbelief and shock over the pointless attack.
“I haven’t slept in days since I saw this video,” she said. “How do you see your kid treated like that for no reason?”