Six Robeson High School students are accused beating up a 16-year-old classmate in the hallway of the school in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
The students, all boys between the ages of 14 and 17, were
each charged with one count of misdemeanor battery.
The fight started in a
first-floor hallway outside the gym of Robeson at 6835 South Normal Blvd.
shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday. The boys punched
and kicked the victim, briefly knocking him unconscious.
He suffered a broken nose, multiple cuts, bruises and scratches
on his face and neck. He was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care
Center in good condition.
Before the fight, the victim
had told a girl to leave him alone. After she left, she approached a group of
boys and told them what he said.
The six boys are
self-admitted gang members