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Five Florida teenagers have been charged in the vicious caught-on-video mob beating of a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — the site of one of the nation’s worst school shootings.

The fifth teen linked to the savage Dec. 12 beating turned himself in at the Coral Springs Police Department on Monday morning — with cops still looking for one more suspect, WPLG-TV News reported.

The disturbing video first posted by TMZ shows a lone teenager, who has not been identified, being attacked by a half-dozen students who kicked and punched him repeatedly — until one young brute hurls him to the pavement head-first.

The victim suffered a skull fracture and other injuries.

Officials at the Parkland school identified the alleged attackers, and police obtained arrest affidavits on Thursday.

“The safety of our community and schools remains our top priority,” the department said in a press release. “On a daily basis, we have approximately 50 officers from multiple specialized units who are assigned to patrol areas around schools during dismissal. In this incident, we did have two patrol officers around North Community Park during dismissal time.”

Four Florida teenagers were charged last week in the Dec. 12 gang beating of a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. On Monday, a fifth suspect surrendered to the Coral Springs Police Department. Local 10

The five teens in custody were identified by police as Sylvester Hicks, 16; Jahmeer Beauziel, 17; Caleb Hensley, 17; Jordan Thompson, 16; and Chinua Leefatt, 15.

Four are students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the fifth at nearby Coral Glades High School. Each of the teens was charged with felony battery, according to cops.

Beauziel’s surrender on Monday leaves one more suspect being sought by police.

In an email to parents last week, school Principal Michelle Kefford said she hopes to expel them.

Disturbing video shows the moment a half-dozen teens attack a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The teen victim is thrown to the pavement head-first as dozens of students look on in the Dec. 12 attack.

“We are also doing everything we can through district processes to ensure these students do not return to our campus,” she wrote in the email, according to WPLG.

Meanwhile, Barrington Leefatt, the father of suspect Chinua Leeffatt, told the outlet last week that the victim was the one who instigated the brawl by slugging his son first.

“That [victim] is not innocent, I’m telling you,” Leefatt said. “He was attacked first. I have video [of] that. My son is the victim here.”

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is known for the horrific 2018 mass shooting that left 14 students and three teachers dead.

The teen victim lies motionless on the pavement after being thrown to the pavement head-first.

Former student Nikolas Cruz was sentenced to 17 life terms in prison last year for the Valentine’s Day massacre.

Police said Cruz stormed the school with an AR-15 assault rifle and opened fire — spraying defenseless victims with bullets and in some cases circling back to finish off the wounded.

On Feb. 15 this year — one day after the fifth anniversary of the shootings — the school was placed on lockdown after educators received a “suspicious phone call.”

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