MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A four-months-pregnant 15-year-old student at Trezevant High School told WREG she was attacked by fellow students Monday on her way to class.
Video of the attack was captured on a cellphone and appears to show several students beat the girl and push her into a set of lockers.
"They was holding me down. It took them forever to get her up off of me, and then she kicked me in my stomach," said the girl, whom WREG is not identifying.
She said the attack was initiated by one girl, but other students soon joined in.
She went to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Monday with injuries to her head and back.
Her mother said this isn't the first time something like this has happened.
"Several boys been trying to fight her. A boy been trying to get his girlfriend to fight her all year. I’ve been up here constantly," she said.
Last week, she said two boys attacked her on a school bus.
All in all, she said she's been attacked on and off school premises multiple times since December, and each time, she said the school's response has been less than satisfactory.
“I’ve talked to several administrators up here, and I’ve told them what happened and they’re like, ‘Oh, we’ll work it out’ or ‘We’ll get it fixed’ and nothing has happened," the mother said.
In Monday's attack, the girl told WREG a teacher was present but didn't offer to help.
"She wasn’t doing nothing. She was just standing right there," the girl said.
WREG emailed Shelby County Schools Tuesday morning and was told they were looking into it.
"We take all allegations that relate to student safety very seriously and are investigating these claims," an emailed statement read.
"As a mother, you want to protect your children. But my child’s not safe at school, she’s not safe on the bus, what do I do?”