Two against one fight sends teen girl to hospital

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A disturbing example of group violence has come to light at a school in Blaketown, near Whitbourne, Newfoundland and Labrador.  

A 13-year-old girl was beaten by two other girls near Crescent Collegiate school in Blaketown as some of their classmates watched and recorded the violence.

The victim was taken to Whitbourne Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and released.

Her alleged attackers, a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old, were detained by police and have been charged with assault causing bodily harm. They were released into their parent’s custody on the condition that they stay away from the victim. They’ve been given a court date, in Harbour Grace, for sometime in December.

A police report of the incident was released to the media over the weekend.

According to RCMP, Placentia/Whitbourne detachment, the two alleged aggressors in this attack picked a fight with the victim. It escalated to the point where the victim was knocked into a ditch and was punched repeatedly by her attackers.

As this was happening, a group of about 12 other students gathered to watch, and many recorded the incident on their cell phones.

The fight didn’t stop until a local resident noticed what was happening and intervened.

Contacted by The Telegram over the weekend, RCMP stated that further charges could be brought against some of the spectators to the violence.

Police have recovered two video recordings of the attack and could use those to identify more suspects.

Some of the spectators were allegedly encouraging the fight and advising the girls how to make fists.

The investigation into this attack is ongoing.

Organizations: RCMP, Crescent Collegiate school, Whitbourne Hospital

Geographic location: Blaketown, Whitbourne, Newfoundland and Labrador Harbour Grace

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  • janet
    October 15, 2012 - 13:20

    i think since the school staff was made aware of this girl being bullied in the past... the school should be held accountable as will...maybe the Gov should hire securtity guards

  • yo mama
    October 14, 2012 - 12:58

    Eye for an eye Gracie...if it was the bully that got beat down....kudos to the 2 girls for taking action, I am a parent, and if my one of my kids shows up at home after getting whooped for being a bully....that's what he/she gets. It is sad to say but with our current judicial system, vigilante justice and violence seems to be the only way to solve these problems. Again, no one should assume until the story comes out.

  • Fred from Brigus
    October 10, 2012 - 08:15

    In this political correctness word blame game, bullying .anti-bullying ,pointing fingers people get carried away in the heat of the moment. Maybe there is a good lesson to be learned from this incident if cooler heads prevail and the teachers, parents and kids would sit down and have a good heart to heart talk. Laying charges is not the answer just merely a quick solution to diffuse the moment. Years ago we had a big bully in our school who particularly liked to pick on my scrawny cousin and pound the crap out of him. One day I witnessed him pounding my cousin and I got fed up with it and jumped in the foray. We were both much smaller but when we combined our efforts we were able to beat the crap out of the bully. He took his licking and never bothered my cousin again. No parents,teachers or police were involved and the problem was resolved. We still continued to play ball and hockey with the bully but he never ever showed any aggression towards my cousin or myself. In those days it was no use coming home crying to your parents.......you resolved you own problems. With a little positive guidance the kids should be given a chance to resolve their differences and come up with a solution. A little inter-action will go a long way. Love not punishment will always prevail, Trust me !!

  • Responsible Parents
    October 10, 2012 - 06:22

    I believe that once investigated and who ever is found to be responsible should be held accountable and their parents too, far to long has kids gotten off for doing serious crimes because they are minors. Fine, then hold the parents responsible, as it is their duty to teach their kids right from wrong at the an early age. When kids at age 5 and 6 are telling parents off and swearing at them in public, as I have seen. You know that these kids are going to be problems later in their life. Don't laugh at them, disipline them. Also if parents are then held acountable for their kids actions you will know or have a good idea where they are 24 - 7. While I would not like to compare kids to animals, lets look at how we treat dogs, If an owner in a city lets their animal roam with out supervision, he gets fined. If that dog then bites or hurts someone the owner gets fined. So why don't we hold the same people responsible for their kids. Because of the laws the kids will get a slap on the rest and in some ways I agree, because they probably don't know better nor have they been taught better by their parents. But make the parents responsible as well for not doing the right thing and teaching their kids right from wrong and then some people might to start and get involved with their children and know what they are doing and what is going on in their lives.

  • CRAZY
    October 09, 2012 - 21:28

    I think you should all take into consideration of the fact that this child that hias been beatin has been one of the biggest bullys of Crescent Collegiate. Regards to the parent.. mission accomplished, you got your fame. Maybe you should step back and really see what YOUR child has caused for other children. Sometimes you may be in the You know bullying is a hard issue.. sometimes these childhood fights happen because they cant take it any long.. So instead of thinking the sun shines from yor child and before you decided to rake down someone else children maybe you should investigate in your own childs actions. Just saying!!! Karma is nasty on most occassions. Maybe all this "FAME" will cause more trouble for your child than you intended. No doubt it was wrong to fight especially 2 on one.. but you probably caused a bigger headache for your child than the fight alone!

    • Lloyd
      October 12, 2012 - 15:10

      If "crazy" thinks the victim is at fault here,there is something seriously wrong with her way of thinking.Most certainly the person must be a relative of the charged bullies. Why was there a bond put on a girl a year ago to stay away from the victim? Why did the mother have to go to the school countless times complaining if it was her daughter that was a bully. The victim herself went to the teachers,principal and guidance councilor seeking protection from these bullies.If she was at fault,wouldn't she be concerned about getting herself in trouble? She actually tried every possible way to avoid these brats;not going out recess times,not going to the cafeteria and leaving the school property lunch times and going back just before bell time.This is when they jumped her. The mother is not seeking "fame" as you,"crazy" call it,on the contrary,it's the last thing she wants or needs.All she wanted was for her daughter to attend school to get an education,without fear of being bullied. If that person never came to the rescue of that young girl,we may be talking about a murder,not an assault causing bodily harm charge. This such be characterized as an attempted murder ,not bullying.Three on one,the poor girl didn't have a chance. "Crazy,you are right about one thing; karma usually comes back to bite you and sure as hell,these bullies will meet their match.So sad to say but they will grow up to be career criminals.

  • angry
    October 09, 2012 - 12:13

    oh im so pissed off. stupid kids just watching. each and every one that filmed this should be considered just as involved as the two idiots who actually layed their hands on the girl. this is how kids accidentally kill each other "in the heat of the moment". is that what it takes before something happens? the two girls should be kicked out of school to prove a point, this will not be tolerated. What is 5 days gonna do? the poor girl wont even be healed up in 5 days.

    • Oh My
      October 10, 2012 - 11:45

      All you people got to start and put yourself in a young teenagers place! Yes a lot of kids watched and never stepped in, I really don't blame them!!! They should have went and got the teachers. I could see them not trying to stop it in fear of getting beat up also or have the bullying start on them. Children are cruel! Not one of them should have laughed or video tapped it, that I will agree with. In regars to the 5 day suspension, I don't agree either..... they should be in school getting their education BUT they should be doing in school work like picking up garbage in and around the school. Where are these children going to be if they have no proper education???

  • Lilly
    October 09, 2012 - 08:22

    The teachers should have took action of this in the school before it got this far....Its not like they didnt know what was going on ...if they didnt...they are not protecting the kids of the school and doing their job. As for thoes two girls who said the one who was beaten up was the bully...thoes two girls are the bullies clearly and everyone who watched is a bully too. They could have took the life of someones baby, grandaughter, sister, cousin, friend, niece. These TEENAGERS act like they dont know the difference ..but they do.There was even kids from that school who put statuses on facebook after the beating...saying "she deserved it and she wont mouth off anymore will she"....what are these kids being taught...no pitty on this child who could have been killed by being attacked by 2 girls physically and while others watched. These Teenagers needs to be taught about respect for others and the school needs more bully prevention. These girls need to have serious consequences, so this does not happen again and so these teens do not think its ok to do this to someone else.

  • yo mama
    October 09, 2012 - 08:05

    Listen to all you assuming fools.....maybe the victim WAS a bully and got her a$$ handed to her, deserving every punch.

    • RU SERIOUS?
      October 09, 2012 - 14:35

      R U serious? I know some of the girls invovled and their history, but at no point will I ever say that either one of them derserves to have someone hit, beat, push and do what was done to that girl! Not one child is deserving of ANY punch!

    • Gracie
      October 09, 2012 - 16:47

      Yo Mama, are you serious?? It is people like you, who condone violence, that perpetrate this behavior. How any decent person can suggest that a 13 year old child deserved to be beaten, is beyond comprehension. I hope you are not a parent! Your remarks are disgusting and ignorant and shoud be removed from this site. I am appalled.

    • SAD
      October 14, 2012 - 14:29

      YOUR SICK IN YOUR HEAD NO ONE DESERVES TO BE ATTACKED

    • MELISSA
      October 14, 2012 - 14:34

      YOUR SICK IN YOUR HEAD HOW DO A KID DESERVE THAT YOU MUST BE OR WAS A BULLY....THE THING IS BULLYING IS WRONGE BUT MUST BULLIES NEED HELP TOO

  • Leah
    October 09, 2012 - 07:57

    If someone hadn't intervened, this young girl could have been seriously injured. As it is, she'll be affected mentally and emotionally, even if the physical wounds heals. I cannot even comprehend that while this girl was being attacked and beaten, other young ones were just standing there watching and some were actually recording this, instead of helping her. Throw them all in a ditch and do the same thing to them.

  • Joe it All
    October 09, 2012 - 07:24

    The school administration and teachers who allowed this bullying to go on for so long should hang their heads in shame. The students who watched this assault should be especially ashamed of themselves. They should all have to do some sort of public punishment that would show the rest of the community what a bunch of disgraceful cowards they are. The three students, two that assaulted the young girl and the ring leader should be kicked out of school and have to serve jail time. Imagine what they might have done if this had been a more private location after dark. Shame! Shame! Shame!

  • ECH
    October 09, 2012 - 06:31

    We need to realize this event has victimized everyone related to to this sad incident. I suspect those who assaulted this child did so as the result of peer pressure and the opportunity to garner their 15 minutes of fame. Now they have it in spades. The parents of those involved are as much the victim, as is the school, who is now expected to take up the task of policing the whole community to ensure the safety of their students. I believe the real losers are the ones' who stood by and recorded the incident without attempting to intervene. You call yourself schoolmates? Really? Hint: Crime prevails when good people DO NOTHING.

  • meme
    October 08, 2012 - 23:30

    No comments really?? I would kick those kids ass!! Really this girl will be affected by this all her life!! is there no justice for people like that??

  • YourATrooperGirl
    October 08, 2012 - 22:19

    I think this young girl that was attacked is so brave! She deserves so much support! The two cowards who did this to her should be ashamed to show their faces back at school. All of the people who watched and recorded the fight should be suspended too! Also a great bunch of cowards! I hope the parents of these little hooligans do something about this, such as taking their cyber bullies off of fb, making their children to meet with the young girl and apologize, and should face other consequences. I hope they are charged and recieve the full punishment that they can. This young girl deserves admiration, and the other students at Crescent should step up and support this girl, and NOT support bullying! Take a stand against bullying!!!!

  • Amazed
    October 08, 2012 - 21:35

    Were these kids not in their parents custody when this thing happened....Maybe they should be in the custdy of the Whitbourne detention centre for youth instead. Let them know that there is a responsibility for their actions that has to be accounted for.

  • Marie
    October 08, 2012 - 21:20

    Sad,sad,sad. That poor child. To have so many standing around watching and recording the whole thing without helping is just as bad. I hope they nab every one of em.

  • Max
    October 08, 2012 - 21:13

    The Courts deal very leniently with these so called Young offenders, what more can you expect when they know there is very little chance that they will faced any type of serious penalty for their actions. A Bully is a Bully no matter the Gender or age, and should be treated as such by the Courts, with the strongest deterent possible. It's time the Courts stopped treating these Thugs as children, and make the penalty fit the crime. That's the only way this Bullying will stop.

  • tom
    October 08, 2012 - 17:07

    i blame the school and the teachers . this has been going on since last year . The mother of the girl who was beaten should get a good lawyer and sew all parties involved , hold the parents, teachers and anyone else who was involved .

    • Ditka
      October 09, 2012 - 07:54

      Is that really the answer? Get a pile of money and all of what the victim, and her mother is feeling just goes away? The RCMP have the right people in custody, let them handle that side of things. Now is not the time for finger pointing, It's time to help the young woman pick up the pieces

    • shocked to hear this going on so close to home
      October 09, 2012 - 17:38

      My comment on this shocking event is that the teachers aren't the blame.The schools all around NL have talk to the kids about bullying.The kids are old enough to know the differents about this bullying.My point off view is the kids are allow to do what they like the parents are not allow to do anything to their kids this day of age.So the kids aren't afraid of their parents so they aren't afraid of anything, If my child did anything like this he or she would lose their phone an the tv an any games the play for a very long an would be grounded for a long time.This is how I feel about things like this it is very,very shocking.What is happen to the young people of our province.

  • when will it end
    October 08, 2012 - 15:39

    soon it won't be safe to let our kids go to school, movies or any other kind of outings, what are the kids on those days, I know people say to blame the parents but partents can only do so much, when they are out of your sight, you never know what they will do, you can only hope that they will make the right decesions and stay away from situations like this one. the kids that stood around and watch what was happening should be charged too, instead of recording what was happening they should have called 911 and let them hear what was happening.