Parents of students at a Miami middle school are demanding action from administrators after video footage emerged of a violent fight involving three girls that occurred steps away from the building, according to CBS 4 Miami.
The video comes on the heels of a violent fight at a McDonald’s in New York City that has resulted in arrests. The latest recording shows a 14-year-old girl being pummeled first by one girl and then her friend, both of whom kick and drag her by the hair into the street amid a boisterous crowd outside Homestead Middle School. The news station notes that the fight only stops when a man breaks it up.
A relative of the victim told CBS that the 14-year-old and her mother reported the incident to Miami-Dade School Police and are pressing charges. The victim and the suspects were all suspended, he tells the station.
“The principal actually suspended her, saying she participated,” the man, who asked not to be named, told the station. “She should’ve got on the ground and balled up in a ball. When she was on the ground, they were kicking her in the head and stomping on her,” he said.
A district representative said that the victim’s suspension was later overturned but told the station that the girl’s family wants much more than that.
“The girls didn’t even get kicked out of school. They’re still in school, when they said they would kick them out,” the male relative told the station.
Read more at CBS 4 Miami.