Video: Baltimore teenager charged with attempting to beat classmate to death
What would you do if you saw Sean Johnson, a burly, 17-year-old sportsman, beating a classmate before stamping on his face in the school cafeteria in Baltimore? Would you film it?
This video of Johnson beating his target is shocking:
The Root says:
A student at Baltimore’s Frederick Douglass High School is facing attempted-murder charges in a violent attack on his football teammate who he believed stole a piece from his football helmet… Sean approached his teammate asking if he stole the visor from his football helmet, which the victim denied. Nonetheless, authorities allege, Sean began “hitting [the teen] in the face causing him to fall to the floor unconscious.
The Baltimore Sun offers more context:
…city schools CEO Gregory Thornton and Douglass staff walked among the throng of students chatting and waiting for their buses. Students did not seem jarred by Wednesday’s attack, Thornton said, adding, “Unfortunately, they see it as normal.”