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Police: Final teen arrested in bullying incident cries, vomits

Upper Darby Police have arrested the seventh and final teen in a horrific bullying incident caught on tape and police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said the tough guy was crying and vomiting when he was brought in to the police station this morning.

Police: Final teen arrested in bullying incident cries, vomits

Upper Darby Police have arrested the seventh and final teen in a horrific bullying incident caught on tape and police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said the tough guy was crying and vomiting when he was brought in to the police station this morning.

The 14-year-old was charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and related offenses for being one of seven boys who shoved 13-year-old Nadin Khoury in a tree and hung his body on a fence on Jan. 11, police said. The entire incident was videotaped by one of the attackers on his cell phone, according to police.

The other six teens were arrested at school yesterday, but the seventh did not show up to class, Chitwood said. That teen, who "rolled in to school today," was promptly arrested by police and sent with his friends to Delaware County's juvenile detention center in Lima, he said.

Chitwood said while some of the parents of the accused teens are concerned, others "say it's a part of life."

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He said he has received e-mails from across the country congratulating his department regarding their handling of the case. 

Read my colleague Bill Bender's excellent report in the Daily News today, which includes an interview with the victim and his family.

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