UPPER DARBY, Pa. -- Six Upper Darby High School students, ranging from 13 to 17 years old, were arrested Monday at school for what township police Superintendent Michael Chitwood called a "heinous" act of bullying earlier in January that was caught on camera.
The teens have been charged with kidnapping, unlawful restraint and related offenses for dragging a 13-year-old student through the snow, tossing him in a tree and hanging him by his coat on a metal fence post. Police are searching for one more kid they think was involved.
"Seven on one, that's a wolf pack," Chitwood said.
The terrified victim was screaming for the kids to stop, but no one at the apartment complex where the incident occurred called 9-1-1, police said. The bullies are heard laughing maniacally throughout the video, which was recorded on a 17-year-old's cell phone.
"They thought it was a joke," Chitwood said.
Police want to send a message by arresting the kids at school: If you bully or threaten other students, Chitwood said, "You're gonna take a hike in handcuffs and in a wagon."
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