Hopkinsville High students arrested for assault after bullying videos circulate online

Cropped Photo: Clemens v. Vogelsang / CC BY 2.0

Two Hopkinsville High students were arrested and facing serious charges after videos of bullying incidents circulated online.

The Christian County Sheriff's Office said their social media pages were filled with the videos, showing two separate incidents.

In one case that happened the afternoon of May 9, a 17 year old was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and third-degree terroristic threatening.

Another incident happened on Monday and a 16 year old was arrested in that case. That person was charged with fourth-degree assault.

The CCSO said school resource officers removed the students on the day of the incidents.

Officers are also asking people to not share the videos on social media, out of respect for the victim and their family.

"The video depicts some disturbing footage, and we only ask you to imagine if it were your child. We can't make you stop, but I'm sure the family would appreciate it," officers wrote on Facebook.

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