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Teen Bullying In OC Turns Into Assault

LADERA RANCH, CA. (FOX11) - Two teens can be seen fighting in cellphone video taken by a bystander May 20th. Police say the 16-year-old victim is on the ground and a 17-year-old punching him. Then, they say the video shows an 18-year-old Robert Ayala run toward them and kick the victim. The victim loses consciousness, but the fight continues.

Video of fight was posted on the "Ladera Ranch No Bullying" Facebook Page. Damian Ballard, 16, and Dean Lavering, 18, of San Juan Hills High School had difficulty watching it.

"It's very graphic," Lavering said.

"He's in one of my classes, Ballard said."

Ballard tells us he and the 16-year-old victim are in the same English class.

"Have you seen him since the video," FOX 11's Christine O'Donnell asks.

"Yes, looking at the video, I thought he'd be a lot worse than he is right, now," Ballard said.

Orange County Sheriff's Lieutenant Jeff Hallock says both of the boys were arrested. Ayala goes to Tesoro High School and is charged with Assault with Deadly Weapon and battery. No information available on the 17-year-old. But,

Hallock says this fight went beyond bullying.

"Looks like he's getting beat up. It's not bullying. I think it's more severe," Ballard said.

The Orange County District Attorney's Farrah Emami says the victim is still recovering from a concussion as well as a broken nose and bruised ribs. Hallock tells us the boy has no recollection of the fight.

Ayala is currently being held on $50,000 bail at the Theo Lacy Facility. He's scheduled to be back in court on July 15th.

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