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February 27, 2016

Report: Roman Catholic student 'pummeled' by group in Center City

Freshman says group attacked and robbed him

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Roman Catholic High School in Center City.

A freshman at Roman Catholic High School says he was "pummeled" by a group from another school in Center City Wednesday, according to a report from 6ABC.

The attack against Jimmy Fallon near Broad Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard is the second such attack on a Roman Catholic student this week and there may be a third victim who has yet to come forward to police, according to the news station.

Fallon told 6ABC more than a dozen students, who police are trying to identify, attacked him after one of the assailants swung at him and he fought back.

He said once he fell to the ground the attackers kicked him and took his phone after it fell out of his pocket. 

Investigators are working to find the group responsible and police are encouraging parents to make sure their children get home right after school as officials work on ways to curb this type of violence, according to the news station.