CENTER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A mother says her son was attacked in the Central Valley High School cafeteria for no good reason.

Now police and the school district are investigating.

During the second lunch hour at Central Valley High School, a lunch table discussion between two brothers caught on video seemed ordinary.

Police Chief Barry Kramer suspects it was anything but.

“It appears to be some kind of conspiracy between the brothers discussing an event that the other brother turned around to witness prior to it even starting. The older brother knew the attack was coming,” Kramer says.

The rest of the 200 students and a host of teachers and administrators had no clue what was coming, as the 14-year-old brother walked across the cafeteria towards a 14-year-old special needs student.

“He struck the victim, who didn’t see it coming, on the blind side then followed it with multiple blows to the head. He probably hit him in the vicinity of 20 times,” Kramer stated.

Central Valley School District Superintendent Nick Perry says no one is sure why it happened.

“It was unprovoked and we’re not real sure why it happened but we reacted immediately to the situation,” Perry said.

Minutes after the first attack was being handled, a second attack took place.

The second attack was done by the brother of the first defendant.

A student intervened and it stopped relatively quickly. The teachers took the student out of the cafeteria.

The second victim was shaken but doing fine. The special needs student’s mother tells the Beaver County Times her son was taken to the hospital with a concussion and a broken blood vessel in one eye.

More Center Township news
More local news

More From CBS Pittsburgh

Get The All New CBS Local App
KDKA Weather App

Watch & Listen LIVE