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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
Multiple victims hired an attorney amid beating allegations at a Huntsville school.
A Birmingham attorney has been hired as more families come forward with allegations a security officer beat several students at Pinnacle Schools earlier this month.
Attorney James Gallini is representing at least two victim's involved in the investigation.
Several police reports filed after the alleged October 10 beating state a security guard is accused of pulling out as many as five students from class, bringing them to a different room, locking the door, forcing them to do exercise, and then hitting them when they failed the exercises.
The victims are said to be in middle school.
Pinnacle Schools confirmed a security officer is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Huntsville Police also confirmed they are looking into the matter.
Photos of the alleged attack show red marks and scratches on both sides of the victim.
One parent of a victim said she is appalled this happened.
"If it would have been a child coming to school with bruises from a parent, that parent would have had the cops on them when they picked their child up from school and they would have been arrested, but [the security officer] gets to sit at home and be paid," said the parent.
Huntsville Police have not filed any charges against the security officer.