Police investigating mob assault outside Yorktown High School

Arlington police car at night (file photo courtesy Kevin Wolf)

(Updated at 3:45 p.m.) Some 8-9 teens beat up another teen outside Yorktown High School last night.

The incident happened around 9 p.m., as the victim was walking from the school to a car.

More from an Arlington County Police Department crime report:

ASSAULT BY MOB, 2021-12160191, 5200 block of Yorktown Boulevard. At approximately 9:09 p.m. on December 16, an officer was alerted by a witness to an assault just occurred. Officers located the juvenile victim and determined that he was exiting a building when he became involved in a verbal dispute with a group of approximately eight to nine juveniles. The victim entered a vehicle and the group continued to yell at him and strike the vehicle. The victim exited the vehicle and confronted the group at which point several of the suspects assaulted him and damaged his cell phone. The suspects then fled the scene on foot. The victim was treated by medics on scene for non-life threatening injuries. There are no descriptions for the suspects. The investigation is ongoing.

Additional details about what led to the confrontation were not immediately available. The timing coincides with an intra-Arlington varsity basketball game between Yorktown and Washington-Liberty, which tipped off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night at YHS.

“Following the Washington-Liberty/Yorktown basketball game, we were made aware of a physical altercation that unfolded between students of the two schools,” Arlington Public Schools spokesman Frank Bellavia tells ARLnow. “The Arlington [County] Police Department and administration at both Washington-Liberty and Yorktown continue to investigate the situation.”

This is the latest in a series of police incidents involving the North Arlington high school. In early August, a brawl broke out outside of the school amid summer classes. In October, a girl walking near the school during the homecoming football game said she was touched inappropriately. Last last month, a student aboard a Yorktown High School bus allegedly threatened and scratched another student with a knife.