NBC10 - Katy Zachry
Students and a school van driver for a Delaware County school district may face charges after an attack on another student on the way home from school. NBC10's Katy Zachry reports.
Police arrested a second teenager who was allegedly involved in the assaults of two teens during a ride home from an alternative high school in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Police say the first suspect, a 16-year-old boy, turned himself in on Tuesday while the second suspect turned himself in on Wednesday. They are both charged with assault and other related offenses. Police are searching for one more teen who they say was involved in the attacks.
Police say it will be up to the District Attorney to decide whether they'll be charged as adults or juveniles.
One of the attacks, which was recorded on a smartphone and posted on Facebook, showed one of the Southeast Delco School District students being beaten while riding in the school van from The Delaware County Alternative High School on Oct. 9.
Police said Dylan Fonner, 17, suffered injuries including chipped teeth and bumps and bruises in the attack. The teen's 16-year-old friend was also hurt.
Jackee Fonner, Dylan's mother, says she first saw the video on Facebook last week after her son came home Wednesday with a busted lip and bloody nose.
"When I saw the video, I was upset and furious all at the same time," she said.
The parents of both boys demanded criminal charges against whoever attacked their children as well as the van driver. The parents say the driver should have stopped the assault.
"I'm in complete shock," Fonner said. "I mean, a grown adult! He was the only adult in the situation and he didn't even pull over!"
Commissioner Bail Jr. told NBC10 his department only began investigating the incident on Saturday after they heard about it "through the grapevine."
The two victims are currently out of school and in hiding.
"He doesn't want to go back to school," Fonner said.
The solicitor for the Delaware County Intermediate Unit also says the school district is undergoing its own review of the case.