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Police arrest seven teenagers after fight outside SLAM! Miami Charter School that sent two people to the hospital with concussions – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

MIAMI (WSVN) – Police have arrested seven teenagers in connection with a brutal assault outside a school in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood that sent two students to the hospital.

A cellphone video that went viral on social media showed several people repeatedly kicking the two victims to the ground outside SLAM! Miami 6-12 Charter School, located near Northwest 12th Avenue and Fifth Street, Thursday afternoon after classes ended.

Both victims became unconscious and were rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Miami police confirmed Saturday that they have arrested seven of the people involved in the fight and charged them with a felony. They range in age from 15 to 17 years.

In their arrest reports, state school administrators reviewed video footage of the fight and were able to identify each youth involved.

One of the victims, 15-year-old Christopher Lopez, spoke to 7News on Friday after being released from the hospital.

Lopez said he was walking with his friend when the group attacked. He thinks they were targeting someone else.

“We were confused. We returned and I asked my own friend, “Are they coming for us?” He shook his head and said, “Yes,” he said. ‘After that I just woke up, I was knocked to the ground, and after that I couldn’t feel anything anymore, I was dreaming. It felt like I was dreaming,”

Lopez and his friend suffered concussions and several facial bruises.

“They were pretty painful, like here,” Lopez said, touching his bruised forehead. “They really wanted me dead.”

Now, Lopez’s loved ones are asking for justice, hoping these arrests are the first step.

“I ask for justice,” his mother, Yanelys Espinal, said in Spanish.

Lopez’s family told 7News that he continues to recover and is doing better.

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