Caught on camera: California special-needs student attacked, robbed after school

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TURLOCK, Calif. (KTXL) — Turlock students attacked and robbed a teen with special needs last Tuesday after school.

A video posted to social media shows one of the assailants punching a 14-year-old boy.

“He didn’t want to tell me because those boys threatened him if he told, that he was going to get it,” said the teen’s mother.

The 14-year-old took hits to his face and side after being accused of “ratting” to someone by the puncher. His bike and Nike Air Force Ones shoes were stolen in the process.

All of it happened near Turlock Junior High School, where the eighth-grader takes special education classes.

His attackers were identified by police as two fellow Turlock Junior High School students and a student from Pitman High School. According to the Turlock Unified School District, “all students involved have been identified and discipline is being administered.”

“The hard part of it’s going to try to get him outside again because he doesn’t want to go to the park and he doesn’t want to go outside,” said the teen’s mother.

Officers did not return calls from FOX40 about the status of an investigation that they have confirmed in various social media posts.

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