Teen points gun at autistic boy
Posted at: 02/26/2013 6:17 PM
By: Jill Galus, KOB Eyewitness News 4
It looks like an extreme case of bullying caught on tape: A teen points a gun at an autistic boy, threatening to shoot.
The incident was recorded and posted on Facebook before the victim's parents and Los Alamos police got involved.
The video shows just how far teenagers are willing to push the limits.
It was recorded back in January, but no one knew about it until the video was posted online.
KOB Eyewitness News 4 obtained the video and blurred the faces to protect the identity of the minors involved.
The video is somewhat grainy but there is no mistaking a teenage boy pointing a gun at another boy in a red shirt.
"It's f****** loaded," one kid is heard saying.
The father of the child being threatened contacted KOB after the video showed up on Facebook. He said his 16-year-old son is autistic.
"Watch him, get on your knees, and kiss my shoes," the gunman is heard saying.
The interrogation lasts a few minutes.
The same demand is repeated by others in the room, after hearing what sounds like a gunshot.
"Oh dude, you better f****** kiss his shoe, dude," another kid is heard saying.
"I'm doing this so if you die, I can straight up show that against.. and go to prison...so you better kiss his shoe dude," the kid filming the incident says.
Other kids who are off camera appear to be telling the child in the red shirt what to do, as they watch and keep recording.
"Give me your f****** shoe, no, you have to do, you have to kiss it with him on it, no you better not record it,"
The screen then goes black.
"Muah, there we go."
The teen in the video with the gun has been charged with aggravated assault.
It is not clear if the two other teens in the video have been or will be charged.
The teens are students at Los Alamos High School, but the incident happened at one of their homes.