Eight high school students in Las Vegas are charged with murder after being arrested in connection with the fatal assault of a fellow student Jonathan Lewis.
The 17-year-old died earlier this month as a result of traumatic injuries suffered during an assault near Rancho High School. .
Police in Sin City announced Tuesday that all eight people arrested are between the ages of 13 and 17… and that they are students at Rancho High.
With the help of the FBI, police took all eight students into custody Tuesday morning… and law enforcement is still working to identify two more teens believed to be involved in the fatal assault.
The incident happened on November 1 after school let out, and video shows Jonathan being beaten by a bunch of students. Police say the fight started over stolen wireless headphones and possibly a stolen vape pen… with everyone agreeing to meet in an alley and fight over it.
While the video appears to show Jonathan, who is white, being swarmed by mostly black children… police say the incident is not being considered a hate crime – but note that the assault was “devoid of humanity.”
Because the students are minors, police are not releasing their names…although they will be prosecuted as adults.
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