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Chase Cristia Beaten on School Bus; Attacker Posts Video on Facebook (Video)
Student Chase Cristia was viciously attacked on a school bus by an unidentified female student in Pasco County, Florida, last Friday after sticking up for a friend earlier that day.
According to the Daily Mail, the not-so-bright 17-year-old attacker later posted the video (below) on Facebook, which will be used as evidence against her in court.
The attacker approached Chase, 16, at the back of the bus, and repeatedly punched her in the back of the head and neck.
The attacker’s 16-year-old accomplice recorded the beating with her cell phone. All of the girls attend Mitchell High School.
"I just kind of ducked down and thought I can't do anything about it because I don't want to get into trouble, and I don't want that to affect the way people think of me," Chase told FOX13.
Chase’s mother, Tracy Cristia, is stunned that that no one on the bus, including the adult bus driver, tried to protect her daughter.
The bus driver told Chase’s mother that the fight was over before he could pull his bus over.
After picking her daughter up, Tracy called 911 to press charges against the attacker.
The bus driver didn't fill out the paper work to report the fight until Monday, and then the two girls were arrested and charged the following day.
The girl who hit Chase faces battery, while the other girl is charged with recording the beating.
"I don't want these girls to have their lives ruined, but these kids need to know there are consequences, that this is unacceptable behavior," Tracy told FOX13. "They're not going to bully her. They're not going to bully us. I'm not going to be scared to tell this story."
On Wednesday morning, after being arrested, the attacker sent Chase an apology message via Facebook. "I'm sorry. I am so sorry, Chase."
Source: Daily Mail
Photo: Fox Tampa Bay
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