Female HS student brutally beats another, receives slap on wrist

Female HS student brutally beats another, receives slap on wrist
The girl on the left knocks chairs over as she rises to confront the much smaller girl on the right. (Image: Twitter video screen grab)

The question that seems to arise is whether the aggressor behind a vicious beating at a Broward County, Fla. school would ever have received more than a slap on the wrist if a cell phone video of the attack hadn’t gone viral. That it did is largely thanks to Andrew Pollock, whose daughter, Meadow, was killed in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Pollock first brought the incident to the public’s attention via a pair of tweets in which he faulted the Promise program, implemented by Barack Obama. Under the program, student offenders in the school system can go utterly unpunished.

As you can see from the pair of videos embedded in the tweets, the more flagrant offender has a considerable weight advantage on her opponent. Both girls are 15.

As the second tweet notes, the larger girl initially received only a civil citation for her actions, which occurred on Nov. 9. But turned the videos over to Coconut Creek Police and not the Broward Sheriff’s Office, who arrested the girl on Nov. 15, nearly a full week after the incident.

According to ABC affiliate WPLG, the fight at Monarch High School was “about candy or something.”

The video shows two girls exchanging words before one of them repeatedly punches the other, pulls her hair and slams her head down on a classroom desk as dozens of students watch.

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There was no teacher in sight in the video, but the teacher was apparently there and reportedly called for help.

Several students said the fight was the result of bullying. But it’s unclear who’s been bullying who, despite the vicious attack.

Police said that, regardless, the sophomore who is seen starting the fight is facing a misdemeanor battery charge.

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Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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