Juveniles face charges in gang initiation beating

Police made arrests after beating posted in Facebook
Juveniles face charges in gang initiation beating

At least five juveniles are facing charges in Marathon County after a gang initiation beating was posted on Facebook.

Everest Metro police said the video shows a 16-year-old boy allowing several other teens to beat him so he could join their gang. Three of the teens involved are students in the D.C. Everest Area School District. Two are students at Mosinee High School.

Police Capt. Clay Schulz said the group is not affiliated with any known major gang. Daily Herald Media said three boys, ages 14 and 16, have been referred to the Marathon County Juvenile Court Services. A 14-year-old girl was also referred.

Schulz said a 19-year-old man who police believe filmed the beating, could be charged later this week.