LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — A video posted on YouTube showed a brutal beating near a Long Beach school last Wednesday.
The video showed several boys knocking another boy to the ground and repeatedly kicking and punching him as someone shot video of the beating.
According to Long Beach police, officers were called to a local hospital after reports of a battery.
A mother told the Long Beach Post the boy in the video is her son and a special education student.
She believed the other boys seen in the video are Long Beach Polytechnic High School students.
Long Beach police are investigating this as a gang-related beating and have ramped up patrols before and after school.
They’re also working with high school security and are looking for the boys in the video.
Police want to know if there are more videos of other incidents and also want the public to report these types of things directly to them.
They say posting on social media isn’t the same as filing a report.