Graphic video appears to show a Quince Orchard High School student being attacked

A father is outraged after his son —  who has special needs — was attacked at a Montgomery County public school.

Video of the beating is all over social media.

The father of the teenager seen in the viral video is furious. He told FOX 5 that at least two students planned this attack.

The video, which appears to have been shot on a cellphone camera, shows a Quince Orchard High School student attacking his classmate Thursday morning, while other students stand around. 

The victim's father told FOX 5 that he believes his son was targeted. He says his son is on the autism spectrum.

The father also said he was thankful, applauding the student in the red shorts, who came to his son’s defense and removed the attacker.

"I’m obviously distraught, especially after seeing the video, or videos that have been, I guess leaked or put on social media," he said. "It hurts to see your child hit numerous times by a bully."

MCPS says they're aware of the video, and they are currently investigating. The victim's father says he would like for the students who did this to his son to be held accountable for their actions.

Despite what happened, he’s thankful that the teachers in Quince Orchard's Asperger's program immediately called to let him know what happened. 

His son plans to go back to school on Monday. 

The father hopes the school can keep his son and other students safe. He says he doesn't want this to happen to anyone else.


5 teens arrested in connection with violent brawl after high school football game in Bethesda

Authorities have arrested and charged five teens they say were involved in a violent brawl after a football game between Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and Walter Johnson High School.

This incident comes a week after the violent brawl after a football game between Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and Walter Johnson High School.

MCPS Office of Communications Director Christopher Cram shared this statement on the matter.

"These matters are always taken very seriously as safety is paramount in every school. The MCPS Student Code of Conduct identifies fighting as prohibited and following an investigation, discipline may be applied. Student privacy law does not allow the district to identify any specific disciplinary action."

This is a developing story. Check back with FOX 5 for updates.