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Bullying Video Sparks Outrage from Parents

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LAS VEGAS -- A bullying video that has gone viral with more than 50,000 page views with juveniles attacking a reportedly special needs boy is sparking outrage with parents.

Parent Tawanna Henderson is a parent of Roy Middle School eighth grader and said the video could open a Pandora's Box for more aggressive behavior from teenagers.

"It's getting really bad and soon it's going to get to a point where these kids are going to start loosing their lives behind this stuff and that's what we don't need," Henderson said.

8 News Now obtained an exclusive interview with one of the boys who admits he's in the video. The juvenile said the attack was in self defense with the victim starting the altercation.

"He started it over here behind my house and they just caught the end of it on video," said the boy.

The bullying attack was recorded on an IPad and posted on the internet for thousands to see. Fifteen-year old Nadia Cantu said technology and social media has made it easier for bullies to target their victims.

"I think people should be cognizant as to what they are saying and just think about how that's going to affect the other person," Cantu said.

Cantu said she combats bullies by building self confidence and training in mixed martial arts under the direction of Keebo Robinson.

Robinson is the founder of the Fight Foundation, a non profit organization helping kids deal with bullying.

"It's one thing when you're face to face with some people, but now as it becomes a social epidemic where it's not one on one anymore," Robinson said. "it becomes two on one and three on one, and a hundred against one, and a thousand against one and those are pretty outstanding odds."

Robinson said teaching confidence is one thing, but parents also need to be involved in their kid's lives.

One of the mothers, who claims she's the parent of one of the boys in the video, posted on our Facebook page.

"I'm so sorry that this was posted and sorrier for the hurt that was caused to the boy in the video. There is no reason for that kind of behavior; my son will be punished for his actions."

The Fight Foundation holds monthly events and other workshops for kids to learn ways to deal with bullying.

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