A 17-year-old boy from Torrington, Connecticut was arrested on Wednesday and charged with second-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor. He, like the other three suspects charged in the attack, was a player on the Torrington High School football team.
Torrington high school officials told the AP that the boy has been suspended from school. School faculty and staff have warned students that incidents of online bullying and harassment can result in suspension or expulsion from school.
The names of the victims and two of the players charged with the crime have been withheld due to their ages. The other two players, Joan Toribio and Edgar Gonzales are both 18 years old.
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