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A member of the infamous Jena 6 is back in jail. Bryant R. Purvis, 19, who now lives in the Dallas area, was arrested and charged with one count of bodily injury during a fight at his high school, his mother said.

Purvis is being held without bond until a bond hearing this morning. The assault charge carries a penalty of one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

Purvis and 5 other Jena, Louisiana high school students, made national news when they were arrested and charged with attempted murder for attacking a fellow high school student. The boys beat the victim unconscious and kicking him in the head while he lay defenseless on the ground.

"I wish he could just get in a place where he could walk away from the situation," said Tina Jones, Purvis' mother. "I understand he gets frustrated. But he needed to walk away from this situation, being that he's already in a situation. It's very frustrating and upsetting to have to go through so much."

Purvis and another Jena 6 member attended the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta last year drawing criticism from Jena 6 supporters.

Thanks to loyal reader Tonya (WFAA, Dallas/Ft. Worth) for the tip!