Seven black teenagers were arrested on suspicion of committing a hate crime after attacking a 15-year-old Hispanic boy as he walked home from school in Southern California.
A video which captured the brutal attack in Palmdale on March 14 were posted on YouTube but have since been removed.
It showed as many as 10 boys surrounding the victim and challenging him to a fight. The suspects then began hitting him while others watched.
During the beating, the teens made racially derogatory statements that were captured on the video, according to Lt. Don Ford of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
After the victim fell to the ground, the assailants kicked him multiple times in the head, knocked out several teeth and left shoe impressions on his skin, Ford said.
The victim was able to get to his feet and escape the onslaught, and will need to undergo dental surgery.
The attack happened near Cactus Middle School, but Ford didn't know if any of the teens involved were students there.
The seven boys, aged 13 to 16, were identified from the video which has been retained for evidence.