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ROWLETT, TX (June 29, 2015) — Schoolyard fight videos are nothing new, but one from Rowlett is pretty disturbing because a girl is viciously attacked as she’s holding a three-year-old on her lap.
KDAF spoke with the Rowlett Police Department. They say they have identified the 13-year-old suspect caught on cam, and a warrant for her arrest has been issued.
In the now viral video, two teenage girls are outside an elementary school when they’re confronted by some classmates. It’s not clear why. They ask the girl to put the three-year-old down. When she refuses, one yanks the 14-year-old by her hair, knocking the child to the concrete. Then, the attack gets downright vicious.
Rowlett PD is investigating the assault and says some of the information posted with the video was wrong.
“Race was not a motivator in this brutal attack,” Detective Cruz Hernandez said. “We asked our victim, ‘Was there some bad feeling between you guys?’ and she did mention that there was a minor altercation.”
The child in the video is also the victim’s cousin, not her baby, as the video post claimed.
Detective Hernandez says they are actively pursuing leads and expect to file charges.
“Bodily injury, that’s a class-A misdemeanor,” Detective Hernandez told NewsFix. “And injury to the child, that is a felony in the third degree.”
And, thanks to the video, those charges are likely to stick.
These days cameras seem to always be rolling, something to think about before you pick a fight.