Nadin Khoury, a 13-year-old boy from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, was brutally attacked by classmates earlier this year while he was walking home from school. The local police chief called the bullies a “wolf pack,” one of whom video taped the entire assault and posted it online. Police described the incident as “unconscionable,” and arrested six teens involved on Monday.
Khoury told NBC he plans to testify against the teens in court, and urges other young people to speak out against bullying and violence in school. “Don’t be afraid to speak out,” Khoury said. “Tell somebody what’s going on because if you tell them, maybe things will happen and somebody will take action.”
Something did indeed happen in response to Khoury’s attack. The young man was invited as a guest on The View, appearing today along with a surprise visit from players on his favorite football team, the Philadelphia Eagles. Among them were wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who took the jersey off his back, signed it and gave it to Khoury.
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