This is out of control. A mob of teens roamed the campus for about two hours attacking people. About 50 teens were taken into custody but only four have been arrested.
Four teenagers have been arrested after mobs of juveniles staged a series of vicious attacks on students around the Temple University campus.
Police said students were surrounded, punched, kicked, robbed and in some cases knocked to the ground in a spate of attacks by groups of teens on Friday night.
Packs of between 20 and 100 young people roved the area near the university campus in northern Philadelphia for nearly two hours from 8pm and picked on people at random.
Six students were injured and a university police officer was hurt when he was knocked over. A 15-year-old boy also punched a police horse in the face.
In a separate incident, a young woman was left covered in bruises after she was held down and stomped on repeatedly before employees from a nearby pizza restaurant intervened, her father said.
Another student, a junior, posted pictures of her black eye after she was beaten.
She says the attackers punched her in the face as she walked back to her apartment with her boyfriend.
Temple spokesman Ray Betzner told television station NBC 10 that the mobs of teenagers played a ‘cat-and-mouse game’ with police.
Joe Lauletta wrote on Facebook on Saturday that his daughter Christina Lauletta was a victim of one of the horrendous attacks.
In his post, which has been shared 4,000 times, he claims she was held down and kicked and stomped until every part of her body was bruised.
He wrote: ‘I find out that her and her 2 male friends where badly beaten by a group of 30-40 black teenagers on their way home from the Temple football game.
‘This happened after they got off the subway at Broad and Cecil B Moore. These sick animals held her down and kicked and stomped on her repeatedly.
‘Thank god, the people from the pizza place intervened. They arrested 2 people at the scene.’