EVERETT, Wash. — Bullying caught on camera.
Parents in Everett want to identify a group of young people attacking another boy.
The video posted online is difficult to watch.
The teen in a black backpack is outnumbered and cornered.
The students picking on him repeatedly ask for a cap. The kid tries to walk away several times until someone hits him on the side of the face with a skateboard.
Then the same student with the skateboard punches him in the face.
The video captured the bullied boy`s bloody ear.
The incident upset parent Kelli Salter.
“They are out there looking for attention in the wrong place by doing this, which is wrong,” Salter said.
By looking at the video, Q13 FOX News was able to confirm the location of the incident was 16th and Broadway near downtown Everett.
"As a father and mental health professional I feel that it's a shame,” Ivko Pejovic said.
Mental health expert Pejovic says it`s time for bullies to understand the toll they take on their victims.
“If he is not seeking help right now or getting help, you carry the trauma and scar for a long time,” Pejovic said.
Pejovic says the trauma can be magnified when the incident is posted online.
Everett police say so far the victim has not come forward and the identities of the bullies are unknown.
“Wars start in our families, in our own streets like this one, when we allow things to happen like this,” Pejovic said.
The principal of Mariner High School told Q13 FOX News that he had viewed the video and that none of the kids involved went to his school. But the school did confirm the person who posted the attack online was a student.
The Mukilteo School District said an authority would talk to the student who posted the attack online. But they couldn’t say what punishment the teen may face, if any at all.
Pejovic says schools, communities and parents should take videos like these more seriously.
“It’s individual denial, it’s a collective denial, that's the root of the problem,” Pejovic said.
For Salter, the root of the problem is other parents not keeping a close eye on what their kids are doing online.
“They are latch-key kids so there is not a lot of time for parents to know what their kids are up to,” Salter said.