A vicious attack in a high school classroom in Broward County went viral last week on social media. But it created a lot of stir because the girl behind the attack allegedly just got a citation after the attack. But now that the incident has gone viral, the girl has been arrested and charged with battery.
The video from November 9th shows two girls exchanging words. Then suddenly the bigger girl who was standing up snaps on the girl who was sitting at her desk and starts whaling on her, slamming her head into the desk.
Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed in the Parkland shooting on Valentine’s Day, shared the video alleging that the girl depicted had been just given a citation and wasn’t arrested. He explained how because of the Promise Program, an Obama program employed by Broward School Superintendent Robert Runcie students were given lesser punishments often eluding arrest.
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From Daily Wire:
The suspect “says that her rage did not come out of nowhere,” 7News Boston WHDH reported. “She says that the girl she attacked has been repeatedly bullying her since middle school,” adding that she claims that a group of students “have been calling her names and threatening to jump her.”
The student has been withdrawn from the school and now faces a misdemeanor battery charge over the incident.
WSVN 7 News notes that the student was not charged with a felony because, according to Coconut Creek Police, “there was no bodily harm committed.”
Pollack called out the problem of the Promise Program which still remains.
The PROMISE program came under intense scrutiny in the days following the Parkland shooting after the public learned that the program allowed “thousands of troubled, often violent, students to commit crimes without legal consequence,” Real Clear Investigations reported.
“[The Parkland shooter]had a clean record, so alarm bells didn’t go off when they looked him up in the system,” veteran FBI agent Michael Biasello told RCI. “He probably wouldn’t have been able to buy the murder weapon if the school had referred him to law enforcement.”