Girl Charged After Video of Vicious Beating Appears on Social Media

WIVB 4 (Lockport), September 8, 2014

One juvenile girl is facing charges and a second will be charged over a violent video posted online that shows a vicious beating in Lockport.

Police tell News 4 the video, which has popped up on social media sites, happened on September 5 around 6 p.m., which was the end of the first week of school.

Officers say it appears the two girls befriended the victim and tricked her into coming to an alleyway called Works Place in the City of Lockport. Apparently, the victim knew her alleged attackers prior to the fight, but they attend different schools.

The video shows the victim being pulled to the ground by her hair and being repeatedly punched and kicked in the face. One of her attackers repeatedly stomps on her head. At the very end, a second girl, who police say is 15-years-old, also repeatedly punches the victim.

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One of the juvenile girls seen in the video is charged with third degree assault. Police say she is 12-years-old. Charges are pending against the second juvenile girl in the video who jumped in at the end.

Police have not released a motive. The school resource officer at North Park Junior High School, where the victim attends school, is investigating.

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