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Viral video of student bullying lands two brothers in court

Viral video of student bullying lands two brothers in court

By Victoria Spilabotte. CREATED Dec 3, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The viral video of two brothers attacking another student landed the teens in court Monday morning and their mother is offering up an apology.

"They are very sorry for what they've done," mother Donna Hernandez said "They are not going to do it again, but they can't change what they did."

Police arrested the two teens, ages 13 and 15, after police said the boys bullied an 8Th grader outside school and someone filmed the attack with an iPad.

The boys father, Joe Luna, said the video is too painful to watch and he wiped tears from his eyes outside the courthouse.

"I turned away from it I didn't want to hear anymore, I didn't want to see anymore," Luna said.

As a parent, Luna feels responsible for his kids behavior.

"My boys weren't raised like that," Luna said "They are good boys."

In court Wednesday, the judge said both boys would stay in juvenile detention and have their mental health evaluated.

"My children also have their own mental issues they are ADHD and bipolar," Hernandez said.

The parents said the teens have anger issues and a history of trouble at school. The older teen even flashed gang signs in the video, but the parents said he's not gang affiliated.

"I told them not to fight," Hernandez said "I'm always on them about fighting."

The parents said it's likely the older brother pushed his younger brother to throw the first punch.

"It wasn't intentional, it wasn't racial," Luna said. "It wasn't something that should have happened."

The teens will appear in court again on Dec. 5.

 

Victoria Spilabotte

Victoria Spilabotte

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Victoria Spilabotte is the weekend anchor for Good Morning Las Vegas, as well as a general assignment reporter.