Students, community leaders speak out after teen with special needs allegedly attacked outside local bowling alley

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EL RENO, Okla. – Some students and community leaders are speaking out after a teen with special needs was attacked by his peers outside of a bowling alley.

November Mullican witnessed it all.

She told NewsChannel 4 she tried to stop several teens from stomping and beating one of their peers who has special needs.

"Four people jumped on him, and were beating him up and stomping on his head,” Mullican said.

It happened outside an El Reno bowling alley in early March.

Shocking cell phone video captured the incident.

Several teens attacked one of their peers, who has special needs, outside of the El Reno bowling alley.

"I went in between it, and I stopped it, and I got shoved by one of the other guys, but I didn't care, because I knew what I had to do and no one else was doing it. They were recording it like it was funny,” Mullican said.

The manager of the bowling alley told the boy’s family their son exchanged words with other teens.

His family members said he never got physical.

"The video made me sick to my stomach, just blood boiling. I was like man,” said Rusty Shackelford with Ink’d Metal Radio.

That’s why community leaders, like Shackelford, are reaching out.

"We're part of an organization called the Ugly Kid Army, which we teamed up with Ugly Kid clothing and we go out and help these kids who have been victims of bullying,” Shackelford said.

Letting them know they’re not alone, providing support and even some gifts.

Mullican wants to see the bullying stop, and she hopes to see other students step up and take a stand.

"I just feel like a lot of them are scared of what might happen, who they might lose as friends because of everything,” Mullican said.

Police said two of the suspects in the video have been identified.

They’re 13 and 14.

Police are turning assault and battery charges over to the DA’s office.

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