Seven Charlottesville High School students have been charged with assault and battery, wounding by mob, and abduction after they brutally attacked a fellow student in McIntire Park early Monday afternoon. Reportedly, the seven were skipping school when a 16-year-old male came across them in the park around 1pm. One youth attacked the victim first, with the rest following suit thereafter, kicking and punching him. One of the attackers made the victim lick his own blood off of the attackers’ boot. Another urinated on him. Interestingly, during the attack, the all-white attackers reportedly told their victim, who is also white, to claim that he was attacked by a black gang. The names of the attackers and the victim, due to their ages, have not been released. If all of this sounds familiar, recall last winter’s series of attacks on white UVa students by a group of black CHS students, although the racial aspect to those attacks made the entire case quite divisive. Reed Williams has the story in today’s Daily Progress.