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Regional Police make arrests in disturbing Kitchener attack caught on camera

Last Updated May 14, 2018 at 7:02 pm EDT

A group of at least four teenagers are filmed assaulting and attacking a youth in the Battler Road area of Kitchener. (Photo courtesy of FACEBOOK)

Regional Police say four young people have been arrested in connection to a disturbing video of a boy being assaulted and attacked near a Kitchener high school.

Violent cellphone footage posted to Facebook Sunday evening shows the youth being pinned to the ground, while a group of at least four teenagers take turns punching and kicking him in the head.

One of the attackers is seen searching the victim’s backpack.

Today, three boys and one girl were arrested in relation to the video.

Police say just before 1:30 p.m., Friday afternoon, the victim was walking in the Battler Road area near Huron Heights Secondary School, when he was beaten up by the suspects and robbed of his personal belongings.

His injuries are considered non life-threatening.

A statement to 570 NEWS from the Waterloo Region District School Board confirms the youth involved are students with the public board.

It reads: “We do not comment on the discipline of specific students, but as always, these types of situations will be fully investigated and disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate.”

That could include suspension and or expulsion.

Police earlier told 570 NEWS investigators viewed the video, and were working with public school board officials.

An investigation continues.

The video has hundreds of comments on Facebook, and has been shared more than 150 times.