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PHILADELPHIA: Gay-Bashing Mob Were Former Classmates At Catholic High School

Via NBC Philadelphia:
Authorities expect the suspects in a brutal attack in Center City to turn themselves into police Wednesday, a day after a reality television star shared a photo depicting the alleged assailants online -- causing a social media firestorm to erupt and leading a popular satire Twitter account to uncover the identity of the suspects. The suspects, who sources tell NBC10 were classmates at Archbishop Wood Catholic High School, have yet to surrender to authorities by midday Wednesday -- a day after Greg Bennett, a one-time star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey sparked a public outcry to find the attackers on social media. Members of the group -- some of whom stood by while their friends punched and kicked the 27- and 28-year-old victims in the face, head and chest -- began contacting investigators late Tuesday through their attorneys so they could turn themselves into police, according to multiple sources. The Citizens Crime Commission is offering $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case, while another Center City restaurant -- Pennsylvania 6 -- is offering a $10,000 reward.
From the school's mission statement: "As children of God, all members of our Gospel-based community are entitled to mutual respect and will be prepared to make responsible moral and ethical decisions based on our Catholic faith. A moral obligation to social justice, steeped in our Catholic teachings, is necessary to make informed decisions about the social, political, and economic aspects of Catholic life. The right choice will respect the dignity of a person while recognizing the needs of our global community."

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