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.”
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: