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Video on Facebook shows beating of teen boy

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The mother of a 14-year-old Flint boy who was beaten last week says she hopes a video posted on Facebook of the attack leads to arrests.

Trina McNeil tells The Flint Journal for a Monday story that video of the Friday afternoon attack was posted on a Facebook page of 1 of the attackers. The newspaper published an edited version of the video on its website.

McNeil says at least 25 people clicked Facebook's "like" button in response to the video.

According to a police report, the Northern High School student was walking on the city's west side when three teens that he recognized as schoolmates attacked him. The boy told police he believed the attack was unprovoked.

Officer James Wheeler said Tuesday the video likely would be used to identify suspects.

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