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Teen charged in after school fight

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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A 14 year old Henrico girl, beaten after school. It was caught on video and posted to the internet. Thursday night, the clip has lead to charges against at least one teenager.

This happened at a park on the last day of school. It's an after school fight one 14 year old Henrico county girl now has to live over and over again.

"I was just shocked by what was happening to me," said the victim.

We are not identifying the 14 year old victim. She says the attack was unprovoked.

VICTIM: "I didn't know why they put it on You Tube. It's embarrassing."

RACHEL:"Mean?"

VICTIM: "Yeah."

The video is 16 seconds. She says she was beaten for 15 minutes. It's already been viewed more than 500 times on the website.

"It's not a game. It's not a game. You are hurting an innocent person," said Carolyn Seward, mother of the victim.

The teens had just wrapped up their school year at Wilder Middle. They gathered at Three Lakes Park. It's right across from the school. By the time police showed up 50 or 60 children were gathered around watching the beating.

"This girl could have been very severely hurt here with permanent damage," said Henrico Police Lt. Doug Perry.

Henrico police are still investigating. They've charged the 15 year old girl with assault and battery, they're now trying to identify two adults in the video They are heard egging her on and could be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

"For an adult to stand there and witness and allow these kids to fight the way they did. Yeah. I want something done. I want to see justice done," said Carolyn.

Her 14 year old daughter is now in counseling, her bruising and swelling has healed, but Carolyn Seward wants to make sure no other parent sees their child go through this much torment.

"You want to make a movie, you want to make a video but this is criminal. You're hurting people," said Seward.

Carolyn Seward is hoping more parents will talk to their kids about fighting and posting videos online. She's going to contact You Tube and have the video removed. If your child was at the fight or has more information on the two adults who were there, call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

 

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