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A father is speaking out after his son was attacked by fellow students at Valencia High School. The incident was caught on tape. (KABC)

A father is speaking out after his son was attacked by fellow students at Valencia High School. The incident was caught on camera.

The video first hit social media before being posted to SCV News. It shows a group of high school-aged boys joining together in an alleged attack on another high school boy.

The boy was sucker punched and thrown onto the ground, where the attack continued. He was eventually able to get up and run away, as the group chased after him.

"I am now in fear of my son's safety every day that he goes to school," said the boy's father, who did not want to be identified.

He says the boys were all leaving Valencia High School's football game Friday night when the attack began.

"My son was innocent of anything," he said. He did not want to comment on what he thinks may have led up to the attack.

The father believes the school knows who the perpetrators are, and thinks it's wrong no one has been disciplined yet.

"They are in the school, there's a video and for them to not know who these kids are? Wow," the father said.

District spokesperson Gail Pinsker said the school hasn't confirmed the identities of the boys involved.

"It's a very disturbing image. The district is very concerned," said Pinsker. "Disciplinary action will be taken with any students that are found to be in violation of rules."

The victim's father says his son sustained a neck strain, bumps and bruises and emotional scarring.

"It is but with the grace of God that he was able to get away without too much damage," the father said.

The sheriff's department is investigating the video.


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