A Georgia teen says he was the victim of a savage beating during which his classmates cheered on his attacker.
CBS Atlanta reports that, last Tuesday, 16-year-old David Egan, who attends Parkview High School in Gwinnett County, was beaten so badly his nose was detached from his skull.
"I turn back and I felt something hit me," Egan said. "I didn't even see him move. The first hit everything went blurry. Next thing I know I was on the ground. I didn't even see it coming."
The second punch sent Egan sprawling on the ground. That's when, he said, his classmates started cheering.
"He had fractures all over his cheekbone, fractures which require a metal plate to constructively hold the bones back together, and the whole base of his nose was broken to the side of his face. His eyes were completely swollen shut," Egan's father Daniel said.
Footage of the brawl can be seen above, as well as photographic evidence of Egan's injuries.
Daniel Egan told WPTV the fight may have been sparked by false rumors about his son stealing his attacker's shoes.
"He said the boy accused him of touching his sneakers or taking his sneakers," Daniel Egan said. "He said, 'I tried to talk to him and I don't even know this kid.' He's been through so much physical trauma he is not thinking much about what happened, he is just trying to cope with the pain."
Egan's alleged attacker, whose name has not been released because he is a minor, faces unspecified disciplinary action from the school and has been charged with battery.