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Teen Attack

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Teen Attack
Teen Attack

We have updates to a story we first brought to you yesterday out of Louisville.

Police are investigation Reginald Moore's possible connection to an attack involving several juveniles that was recorded and made the rounds on social media.

Generic monitor fill we have updates to a story we first brought to you yesterday out of louisville.

Police are investigating reginald moore's possible connection to an attack involving several juveniles that was recorded and made the rounds on social media.

And we want to warn you.

You may find the video disturbing.

Our quentin smith speaks with the victim's mother..

So quentin, what is she saying take vo in monitor aundrea as you can imagine seeing your son being jumped on by several people..

Is a sight no mother wants to see..

She believes moore is influencing teenage boys to do these types of things..

Police are also looking into that possibility..

Nat the video has gone viral..

A group of teenage boys beating a 13 year old ..

" the first time i watched it, didn't watch it all the way through, that's how painful it was."

The teen being attacked is marissa triplett's oldest son... the pain behind this mother's eyes is unbearable... as she watches the vicious attack on her phone... " to see all of those kid attacked one child and for him to beg and plead with them not to do it, it's very hurtful."

She says her son was friends with the other teens..

They were all hanging out getting ready to go play basketball when things suddenly took a left turn..

" they were told to come an jump on my phone because he had came to me about some stuff they have been going on."

She believes reginald moore is the person who sent the kids to carry out this act.

"he's influencing these kids t think it's ok to be in a gang, to think it's ok to be bullying and it's not ok."

"they're trying to impress him.

Police chief sean holdiness says moore speaks to the students at the alternative school in louisville trying to serve as a mentor..

Wcbi has obtained photos of moore in one of the classrooms. police believe moore is using that to connect with the teens and recruit them to carry out these acts.

" talking to mr. moore, he sai well i can't control what they do but they do look up to me.

There again he's using his power as being a mentor to these young men to influence them to do things."

Triplett says her son has been attacked again since the first incident in july.

She has now pressed charges and will move her son to another school district in hopes of preventing more attacks..

Now police are asking for the public to come forward with information related to this case..

"i'm stressing to people ou there that if they know of any illicit drug activity, especially with the transfer of controlled substances to our children, we want to know about it."

" retaliation is not going t help at all.

Even though that's the first thing as a parent would want, yeah i do want them to pay but i want them to pay the legal way."

Take vo in monitor yesterday, moore was arrested and charged with transfer of a controlled substance.

He's now out on bond.

Chief holdiness say moore's vehicle was recently shot at.

He believes it was in retaliation to the viral

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