A 12-year-old girl was shown being attacked at a bus stop. The video of the attack was posted on Friday. (Video screen capture)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
According to Clark County School District police, the 12-year-old girl seen in a video allegedly attacking another girl has been charged with battery and conspiracy to commit battery.
The girl is due to appear in juvenile court in the coming weeks. She could face probation or detention.
The alleged attacker was cited but is not in police custody.
The attack was taped on video and posted to Facebook.
The victim, 12-year-old Morgan Joy, spoke to FOX5 about her ordeal.
"She came up and grabbed me by my hair," she said. "She dragged me down on the sidewalk and literally threw me down. I started getting really hurt."
Tammy Clark's 13-year-old daughter is seen in the video coming to her friend's side. Clark said her daughter was threatened by the same girl and said she would be next.
"I really hope she gets suspended from the bus," said Clark. "I don't think she should have the privilege to ride the bus with the other children."
Although the school is taking action, Clark said her daughter feels safer when a security guard walks her home.
"They are treating my kid like she's some kind of pit bull, like she's Michael Vick," said Greg Lyons who is the alleged bully's father. "My daughter is a straight-A student. We don't raise them to fight like that."
Lyons claims the victim has been threatening his daughter. He doesn't think what his daughter did was right but he's defending her.
"They aren't going to pushed around," said Lyons. "They aren't going to let them call them names and threaten them. They are going to protect themselves."
Lyons said his daughter is suspended from school and feels the video was blown out of proportion.
"I don't think people know the definition of bully," said Lyons. "Bully is when you follow someone everyday and you pick on someone everyday. This is just a one time thing. People are going to say what they are going to say. My daughter is 12 years old and people just need to let it go."
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