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Bullying leads to brain injury

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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - A 15-year-old Thomasville boy is recovering from a bruised brain after a bullying incident turned violent.
Police say a fight broke out between the teenager and four other teens in the Hancock Center parking lot about 11 Thursday morning.

The victim began defending himself against the others, even one with a knife. He then tried to walk away but one of the teens threw a brick at his head.

Officials urge kids to report bullying the very first time it happens to prevent it from turning physical.

Detective Henry Williams of the Thomasville Police Criminal Investigations Division says, "Most teens now carry cell phones. So call the police or call 911 or get in contact with an adult. The best thing to try and do is get away from it."
One juvenile suspect was charged with aggravated battery.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending, including to the other 14, 15, & 16-year olds in the group.

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