RCMP in Surrey, British Columbia, are investigating a disturbing new video posted to Facebook. In the video, a group of teenagers are seen confronting the young boy in a wooded area. The boy in the video is forced to get on his knees and kiss the feet of another student, but the video ends before he was allegedly kicked in the face. According to CTV, the RCMP were made of the aware of the video of Surrey student assault on Tuesday and immediately launched a probe into the incident.
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The video was uploaded by the boy’s father, Paul Pederson. Pederson explained to authorities that his son is a Grade 9 student who was “attacked by at least 10 older kids” outside Fraser Heights Secondary School in what he claimed was retaliation for an incident that “had nothing to do” with his son.
"Today my son who is a good student at Fraser Heights secondary in grade 9 was attacked by at least 10 older kids for an altercation that had nothing to do with him other than association to one of the involved parties," he wrote in the caption of the video.
"He was brought to the back area of the school near the tennis courts by a trusted friend no less and threatened with weapons to get on his knees and kiss the feet of his attackers and then kicked in the face afterwards."
The incident reportedly took place on May 31st and involved the “brandishing of a firearm.” The incident ultimately led to an arrest. In the video, one of the boys can clearly be heard saying, “that’s what you get for snitching bro.”
According to the Vancouver Sun, the video was taken by one of the attackers and began circulating on Facebook before making its way to the boy’s father, who alerted the RCMP.
"At this time all I can say is our youth and school officers are investigating,” stated Sgt. Chad Greig of Surrey RCMP during an interview with CTV on Tuesday.