A father has written an angry Facebook post after what he called "sick animals" held his daughter down and repeatedly kicked her as part of a savage mob attack around Temple University campus in Philadelphia.
Christina Lauletta was one of seven people who were badly hurt by the pack of 20 to 30 teenagers carrying out a string of random attacks on Friday night.
Christina's father, Joe, reported his daughter was attacked by "30-40 black teenagers"; however, at this time, there is no indication these crimes are motivated by race or were committed by a racially-homogenous horde of people.
And while Joe and his daughter are obviously and rightfully distraught, it's important not to conflate a specific act of violence with an entire race of people.
So far, four teenagers have been arrested, including a 15-year-old boy who punched a police horse in the face.
Joe expressed his anger on social media after receiving a terrifying phone call from his daughter. She had to spend the night in the ER after the attack.
He wrote on Facebook,
The mob was organized via Instagram, reports Philly.com.
A police officer was also injured that night. He was thrown to the ground by a teenager.
Another female student was also hurt in the fray; she was attacked while walking with her boyfriend.
Temple campus safety director Charles Leone told WPVI people were picked at random.
A number of charges have been filed against those arrested.