| News |

Watch: Dallas Middle School Students Laugh As Classmate Beaten on Video

T.W. Browne Middle School
T.W. Browne Middle School
Dallas ISD
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

A group of middle school-aged boys laughed as their friend jumped a smaller boy at T.W. Browne Middle School in Oak Cliff. At least one of the onlookers whipped out his cell phone and filmed a video of the incident, which began circulating on Facebook Tuesday night.

As the victim yells for his assailant to stop, the attacker throws right-handed punches, knocking the victim down in front of the toilet. Once he has his prey on the ground, the aggressor begins jumping on his victim's back, as his classmates chortle in the background.

In a statement Wednesday night, Dallas ISD police revealed very little about the attacker or the victim, citing privacy concerns. "Our investigation into the matter has been concluded and the appropriate enforcement action has been taken," the department said. "Due to the age and privacy concerns of all the involved parties this will be the only information released by our department."

Despite the district's tight lips, an anonymous source told WFAA-TV that police arrested the attacker in the video and charged him with "injury to a child." The child he injured suffered is not seriously hurt, but was taken to the hospital for bruising and minor abrasions, the source said.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.