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Teen fight sends Dinwiddie girl to hospital with gashes to face

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It was a "girl fight" gone dangerous, in Dinwiddie County. One teenager was hospitalized with gashes to her face, and a minor concussion, early Saturday morning. Now, parents are concerned and looking to press charges.

NBC12 spoke to each of the parties involved. Each says the other is to blame.

Kaitlyn Jarratt, 16, who went to the hospital, says the altercation was fueled over ongoing tension involving a boy. This ultimately led to a showdown at Lake Chesdin. Jarratt has pictures of her swollen face with gashes to her forehead and eye.

"I was all beaten up and bloody," said Jarratt, of her face after the altercation at the Whippernock Marina campsite. "I was in a state of shock, so I didn't know what to do."

Jarratt says she exchanged angry words with two other girls, at the lake. Then, Jarratt says one of the teens threw a drink on her. Fists then flew.

"She threw it on me...That's when she started hitting me," continued Jarratt.

Jarratt says she fought back, and that's when the other girl jumped in.

"I did throw punches back because I was trying to get them off of me...The other girl was behind me and hitting me…They were both hitting me from both sides," described Jarratt.

Jarratt says the pair wrestled her to the ground for several minutes- hair pulling all- around.

"I just kept screaming for them to stop."

The mother of one of the other two girls says Jarratt was the aggressor. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, says Jarratt started the fight and threw the first punch. She says the two girls were defending themselves, receiving minor scratches. NBC12 is not revealing the names of the other teens involved, because they are minors.

Dinwiddie Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene, and took information. Both sides agree multiple witnesses saw the altercation.

Jarratt is hoping for what she calls justice.

"Own up to their consequences because it's something serious," she said.

Jarratt's father says he intends to press charges.

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