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Christian boarding school staff gets caught on video brutally beating 14 year-old boy

In a video obtained by CBS 6 News, four Christian boarding school staff members can be seen chasing down and beating a 14 year-old boy who was in their care.

The images were taken inside the cafeteria and sanctuary hall at Abundant Life Academy in Caroline County back in April.

The video shows a 14-year-old boy making a run for it, only to be snagged and then assaulted by three life coaches and a program director.

The four boarding school employees were arrested and charged with assault by mob and assault.

In court Thursday morning, the four struck a deal with the Commonwealth’s Attorney and pleaded guilty to simple assault.

According to The Free Lance-Star, the teen was tackled and then violently restrained because he had been caught “talking to a girl.”
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Timothy Jordan, Jovanny Rivera, Carey Honea and Liam Galligan all pled guilty to simple assault.

The police investigation is ongoing and more charges could be filed. One of the boarding school counselors, Liam Galligan, faces 12 counts of child endangerment. He’s accused of making teenage boys stand in a swamp for extended periods of time.

Watch the CBS 6 report in the video below:

h/t: The Raw Story

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  1. Nora Dolan

    October 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    How very christian of them….

  2. Jeb

    October 12, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    so-called Christians are often violent which belies the teachings of Christ. These hypocrites need to be routed out of any form of religion!

  3. Paul

    October 14, 2014 at 7:09 am

    An attack like that isn’t a one-off – there has to be a culture and regime of brutality at that school,

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