[Ed. – The victim was new to the school and now fears going back.]
On Sunday, a 13-year-old Florida girl was lured to a park so her 14-year-old classmate could attack her, investigators say.
Punch after punch, the entire assault was caught on cellphone cameras by bystanders at Manatee Cove Park in Stuart. The video was obtained exclusively by Scripps station WPTV in West Palm Beach.
Video shows that as it continues, not a single witness stepped in to help her.
“[Detectives] called me on Sunday to say my daughter was at the park, that she had been assaulted, and that she was being rushed to the hospital,” the victim’s mother said Tuesday.
WFTS has chosen to withhold the mother’s name to protect her juvenile daughter’s privacy.
The victim’s mother says her daughter is recovering from the attack, but is covered in bruises, has a swollen jaw and is suffering from headaches after her attacker allegedly ripped out handfuls of her hair.
“This was animal behavior,” she said.
Deputies say the video was posted to Snap Chat.