(NECN: Eileen Curran, Franklin, Mass.)Nine students have been expelled from a Massachusetts college following a brutal beating that was caught on camera. Police say the fight started over a pair of sneakers. Criminal charges will be filed in the case. The explanation posted on the web with the video said the victim stole the sneakers of the kid who beat him — an expensive $225 pair of Nike Foamposite sneakers. You can see the student take the sneakers off the victim. But police say the sneaker did in fact belong to the victim. They contacted the victim’s family, who produced a receipt for the shoes. Police say either the student mistakenly thought the victim had stolen his shoes, or he wanted to steal the victim’s sneakers, so he made up the story. Either way, the school has expelled that student and eight others at the scene after viewing the video.

Not a good look.  Not a good look at all for the kid who beat this dude up.   Kind of changes thing right?  I mean as cruel as it sounds I have no problem with a kid getting his ass beat if he stole something from you.  But you better be 100 million percent sure he did.   In this case it looks like they were either dead wrong or just lying.  Either way forget about expulsion.  Who cares if you get expelled from Dean College?  This is prison time plain and simple.