A Bucks County mom says her teenage son was knocked unconscious during a random and severe beating at the hands of a group of men. Now, she's concerned the attackers could strike again and hurt another child.
"He has a whole bunch of facial injuries," said Tina Grady as she described the beating her 16-year-old son received.
The boy, Jarrett Grady, was walking home from a car show near his high school in Falls Township, Pa. around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday when he was attacked from behind, she said.
He had his hood up and was listening to music when six or eight guys started beating him along a poorly-lit section of North Park Drive, according to the mother.
"There was two cars, they pulled over, shut their lights out. And then a few minutes later, he was being beat about the head, the face, being kicked," Tina Grady said.
Jarrett was knocked unconscious and suffered a number of injuries including black eyes, a broken nose and severe bruising on his side. The attack happened so fast, the teen didn’t get a good look at the group, Tina Grady said.
"We're lucky that he's alive. We're lucky that somebody didn't kill him," the mother said.
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Tina Grady says she’s worried the group will carry out a similar attack on another teen and hopes police will nab those responsible soon.
“I don't only fear for the safety of my children but I fear for the safety of other children. Because if it happens to my son, it can happen to anyone.”
Falls Township Police have surveillance video of a group of teens at a convenience store from earlier in the evening, but it’s still unclear if they were involved.