BARTOW, Fla. – Eight teens accused of taking part in the notorious videotaped beating of another central Florida teen are being held on bond.
A judge set bail Friday for each at $30,000 during their first appearance.
The state attorney's office says seven of the teens will be tried as adults. The youngest of them is 14. The eighth person is 18-years-old and considered an adult by state law.
They face kidnapping and misdemeanor battery charges. Three also face a felony charge of witness tampering.
A judge has issued a gag order requiring everyone involved in the case to keep their mouths shut.
The video has been viewed widely on national TV and the Internet.