Wichita police arrest 3 teens after video shows 16-year-old boy punching girl

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Two more teenagers have been arrested after a video on social media showed several people involved in a disturbance that resulted in a 15-year-old girl suffering serious injuries.

Officer Charley Davidson said Friday afternoon that two girls, ages 15 and 16, were arrested for aggravated battery. Police previously arrested a 16-year-old boy for punching the teen. 

The Wichita Police Department was alerted Thursday about a social media video of the 16-year-old boy punching the 15-year-old victim. The video also showed two other girls involved in the physical disturbance.  

The girl who was injured suffered a broken nose and two broken teeth.


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Wichita police say they've arrested a 16-year-old boy for punching a 15-year-old girl, causing serious injuries. 

Officers were alerted Thursday evening to a video on social media that shows the suspect punching the girl in the face in the area of Poplar and English, near Douglas and Grove. Officer Charley Davidson said the video depicted a disturbance between several individuals. 

Investigators identified the 16-year-old boy involved and arrested him at his home. He was booked into juvenile detention for aggravated battery. 

Officer Davidson said the 15-year-old girl sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries. 

The incident Thursday afternoon stems from an ongoing social media dispute between the boy and girl. The case is still under investigation and will be presented to the district attorney's office.

Davidson thanked those who alerted police to the video and also urged parents to talk to their kids about cyberbullying and social media safety.

"One of the greatest gifts you can give your kids is time," he said. "Take that time to sit down with them. Invest in their lives, not only personally but also their social media lives. Kids live in social media worlds these days."

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