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GRAPHIC VIDEO: Student attacked in Murfreesboro

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Murfreesboro parents are sounding the alarm after a brutal assault is caught on camera.

The attack happened moments after students got off the school bus in Murfreesboro in January 2016.

John said his son was attacked from behind, then “stomped” on the head four times as his head was “sandwiched” between the concrete and the assailant’s foot. The victim was then “spanked” with his own belt.

"He was kicked in the head and suffered a concussion, he does not remember the attack to this day," John said.

Mickal Ladd, 18 pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault in adult court on Jan. 17, 2017. Ladd was a senior at Riverdale High School at the time, John said.

According to the original police report, the victim said he believes he was assaulted because he was good friends with Ladd’s girlfriend.

After the attack, the Murfreesboro family decided to home-school their son, rather than send him back to Riverdale.

"Riverdale High is a very violent place, I hope they can get control because this is kind of where it started," John said.

"Some of the students are afraid to talk about that because they're intimidated by those guys," the victim's mother added.

John said the videos of his son's attack were taken by another person, who has been cooperating with the DA’s office.

Ladd is being held in Rutherford County Jail. He's set to be sentenced in February.

The family submitted this video to Fox 17 News in hopes their story is a wake up call and as a warning to others who may come in contact with the suspect who they believe has shown little remorse.

"When we see no remorse in his face... it worries me about the community," John said.

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