On November 1, Jonathan Lewis Jr., 17, was beaten to death by a mob of fellow students.
In the video of the attack, Lewis is standing there when another student comes up and punches him in the face.
Lewis went down, at which point a gang of students came over to join in, leaving him unconscious.
Police have now arrested eight students they believe were involved in the attack.
The video was something we see far too much these days.
This gang mentality when someone goes on the ground is sickening, not to mention deadly, as it was in this case.
The “fight” happened a short distance from the Rancho High School in Las Vegas.
According to Lewis’ father, his son was trying to help a smaller friend of his that had something stolen from him, then was thrown into a trash can.
Follow-up reports stated that the items were believed to be a pair of headphones and a vape pen… that is what this young boy was killed over.
Police say there were a total of 10 students who beat Lewis to death, with eight of them now in custody. All eight of them are between the ages of 13 and 17.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Lt. Jason Johannson called the attack “void of humanity,” but says there is no evidence that this should be considered a hate crime.
There were cries of a hate crime because Lewis is white and all of the assailants appear to be minorities.
Lewis’ death, according to the coroner, was the result of multiple blunt force injuries.
The Clark County School District stated, "All of CCSD grieves the loss of every student.
"CCSD does not tolerate violence or threats to students or their safety. We all must come together as a community to address the needs of our students so disagreements are resolved through dialogue rather than violence."
Lewis’ father stated, "I'm still in shock.
"I'm going to probably spend the rest of my life just trying to do something about it [teen violence] now because ... I just lost my boy."
His gesture is noble, but how much difference can one man make when so many parents today leave raising their children up to the TV, video games, and their smartphones?