LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It is a disturbing case. A man charged with robbing a young boy.
But police say the arrest of Antoine Young, 18, came after that young victim nearly took his life, all because of bullying.
According to an arrest warrant the victim, a juvenile, was walking home from Tates Creek High School when he was attacked by another juvenile, who is a student at Tates Creek. It was during that attack, when police say the victim was robbed of his backpack and shoes.
During the course of that robbery, Lexington Police say Young filmed the incident and encouraged the juvenile suspect to attack the victim.
A couple of days later the victim's mom contacted police, because according to the warrant her son "was afraid of returning to school and being bulled by the juvenile suspect and robbed on his way home again."
Officer's went to the victim's house trying to convince the student to return to school. When they arrived, they located "the victim of the robbery having attempted suicide by hanging so he wouldn't have to return to school."
Fayette County School officials are also reviewing the case.
"It's not a good situation when you have students who don't feel safe at school," said Vicki Ritchie, director of high schools.
During a news conference, Ritchie told WKYT the district is committed to ending bullying before it starts.
"We are actually trying to peruse actions and strategies to make sure that doesn't happen. Because you can't learn if you don't feel safe."
Young, who bonded out of jail on has been charged with Robbery. WKYT went to his home today where he declined comment.
Police have also charged the juvenile suspect whose accused of carrying out the attack and robbery. A third suspect, an adult is also facing charges in the case.
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