Horrifying moment boy, 14, is attacked at school gates by yob who then EMAILED him a video of the attack
This is the shocking moment a 14-year-old boy is battered outside the school gates by a teenage yob who then gloatingly EMAILED him a VIDEO of the attack as he lay in hospital.
Akil Johnson-Richards was repeatedly punched and kicked by a fellow schoolboy after he was bullied on Facebook.
Friends of the attacker filmed the assault on mobile phones which erupted outside the troubled Nottingham Emmanuel School in West Bridgford, Nottingham.
The attack comes just two years after tormented 12-year-old pupil Isabelle Guyler hanged herself after being repeatedly bullied at the same school.
Shocking footage of the fight, which happened as Akil walked out of school last Thursday, shows a bigger pupil square up to the teenager.
He then appears to lean into Akil who desperately tries to calm the situation down before knocking the teenager to the ground with a savage punch to the head.
Chillingly, the lad continues to rain blows down on Akil as hundreds of pupils gather round chanting “Kill him, kill him”.
Parents collecting their children from school can be seen just yards away but no one steps into the stop the violence.
After the attack, Akil spent five hours in hospital where he needed X-rays to his ribs and treatment for a chipped tooth.
Akil’s distraught mother, Natasha Johnson-Richards, 40, has now withdrawn her son from the school, which caters for 900 pupils aged 11-18.
The mother-of-three who runs her own IT tutoring company from her home in Watnall, Notts., said: “When I first saw Akil I felt shock and disbelief this had happened.
“I want people to be aware of what is going on – it’s not right.
“He came home after the attack covered in blood and his uniform was torn. It looked like he’d been in a car crash.
“He just said he’d been attacked outside the school gates because of a row about a girl on Facebook.
“I rushed Akil to hospital where they initially thought he may have broken ribs and it about this time that Akil got the video of the attack emailed to him.
“I was sickened. It was a horrific attack outside the school gates just a few feet from parents.
“When I heard the pupils chanting ‘kill him’ I just knew there was no way my son was going back to that place.
“We have an appointment to get him into another school.
“Having spoken to other parents at Nottingham Emmanuel, bullying is a real problem which is not treated seriously by the staff.”
Akil, who has been too scared to walk outside since the attack, added: “I was walking to the bus stop when some people crowded around me.
“One started pushing me, then he started hitting me.
“It lasted about a minute and I could see people videoing it.
“It makes me sad and angry, now I want to go to a new school.”
Natasha, who also has a five-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter, claims Akil has also been shot in the chest with a plastic pellet gun and been thrown in a pond in the school grounds over the last 18 months.
She added: “I’m not prepared to send him back. I don’t believe he is safe there.”
Natasha has passed the footage of the video onto Nottinghamshire Police who are investigating.
A spokeswoman confirmed the latest incident had been reported as an assault.
Emmanuel School principal Carol Fearria said: “We have spoken with the parents of both students and are taking swift and direct action in line with our behaviour policy. Such behaviour will not, under any circumstances, be tolerated.
“The school is not aware of any previous issues between the two students and neither student has suggested this to be the case.
“We have been working to support the student involved.
“Previous incidents involving the student have been fully investigated but we did not find that he had been specifically targeted in any way.”