Somerset Bullying Incident Recorded, Posted On Facebook
SOMERSET (KDKA) — Three teenage girls are facing charges for a fight that was recorded and then posted on Facebook.
Police say it all started because of a boy.
The victim was walking with some friends near Somerset Hospital – just a few blocks from her home – when she was approached by the other three girls.
“The one girl got in my face [and] was like, ‘Who you gonna punch? Who you gonna punch? I want to see you do it!’
“And I was like, ‘I’m not punching any of you. You guys aren’t worth my time,’ and she just kept doing it and doing it and doing it,” the girl told KDKA-TV.
A girl who witnessed the altercation posted the cell phone video on Facebook later in the evening. The victim was surrounded by bullies when she was eventually pushed to the ground and kicked.
The victim says she was pushed into traffic and hit her head on the concrete. The victim’s 12-year-old sister and friend tried to intervene, but they were also punched.
Two nurses from Somerset Hospital broke up the fight. The victim was treated for a concussion.
The three bullies are between ages 13 and 15. They now face charges including aggravated assault and harassment in juvenile court.
“The juvenile act is not designed to punish a kid,” Somerset Police Chief Randy Cox said. “The juvenile act is designed to rehabilitate, to aid the child, aid the family.”
Everyone involved is back in school.