You may recall the horrifying viral video of Karen Klein, a bus monitor who was brutalized by school children last year. Now, in a new scenario that is making headlines, a teenager in Pasco County, Fla., was viciously attacked on a bus by a fellow student. Video of the violence was later posted on Facebook, where the assailant allegedly boasted about her actions.
Chase Cristia, 16, claims that the incident unfolded on Friday afternoon after she stood up for her friend earlier in the day. She was subsequently beaten by a 17-year-old girl, who punched her repeatedly in the head and neck. Another student — a friend of the aggressor — filmed the disturbing encounter on a cell phone. All three students involved attend Mitchell High School.
“I just kind of ducked down and thought, ‘I can’t do anything about it because I don’t want to get into trouble, and I don’t want that to affect the way people think of me,’” Cristia said of the incident.
Following the beating, the honor-roll student was treated in the hospital for bruises and her family proceeded to press charges against the attacker. The Daily Mail notes that the two girls involved in beating and then filming and posting the video were inevitably arrested (one was charged with battery and the other with recording the attack).
In a bizarre twist, the attacker was taken into custody on Wednesday after allegedly threatening to harm herself. Additionally, she purportedly sent Cristia an apology message on Facebook that morning that read, “I’m sorry. I am so sorry, Chase.”
In the video, the attacker can be seen fervently beating her victim and yelling, “Don’t talk s**t b**ch!” Watch the video, below (caution: violence):
(H/T: Daily Mail)
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