It's a game called "30 seconds." In sum, two girls fight as hard as they can for half a minute, and at the end a winner is declared. That's the basic premise behind a video out of the Detroit area that shows one 13-year-old girl being brutally beating inside a school bathroom. But there's a catch: the girls shown being assaulted says she was pressured into the fight, and now she's been harassed for talking about it.
The family of the girl, Jasmine Crawley, is now speaking out and targeting the school for not acting upon earlier tips from the family that this was happening.
"This happened during school at eight o'clock in the morning. Where was security, the staff, teachers? You do not notice that 15 of your kids are gone out of a classroom?" Arletha Newby, Jasmine's sister, told WJBK-TV.
You can watch video the beating below:
Still, the family doesn't believe Jasmine is without fault. Her aunt said they want everyone to be held accountable -- the attackers and Jasmine.
"It's a two way responsibility here. We're not just pointing the finger because, again, I know my niece is not an angel here. I just want to make sure that the schools are involved and that they're professional and that they're diligent with handling situations like this," Felisia Newby, Jasmine's aunt, told WJBK.
As for Jasmine, her sister says she's being targeted for speaking out: "She has comments on her Facebook leading from this tape of her getting beat up -- 'Snitches get stitches.'"
The station did get a response form the school district, which said it is now planning on pursuing the incident, including disciplinary action.