A disturbing video (below) shows 14-year-old Naomi Johnson being punched and kicked by four other teen girls on July 26 in Anchorage, Alaska.
Johnson was invited over for a sleepover, but was suddenly attacked by the girls while one of them filmed it on a cellphone and posted the video on Twitter. The girls ranged in age from 13 to 17 years old, and there were also two 18-year-old boys present, notes KTVA.
"The video shows them stomping on her head," Wayne Johnson, the victim's father, told Fox 4.
“Things are just different now,” Naomi added. “I don’t go to school. I don’t hang out with my other friends.”
Naomi, who is now homeschooled, has medical costs that are nearing $40,000 as a result of the attack. Wayne said that Naomi's ex-best friend, a 13-year-old girl who allegedly set up the attack, threatened to stab and kill her after the incident.
The Anchorage Police Department (ADP) said in a statement on Nov. 30: "The incident was first reported to APD on July 26, 2015, and an investigation was initiated. The video of the incident was received by police approximately two weeks after the initial report. This incident has been investigated and final reports are being sent to the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)."
Wayne has filed a $100,000 lawsuit against Deanna Kirgis whose garage is where the assault allegedly took place. In his lawsuit, Wayne says that Kirgis did not stop the attack by her daughter and other girls, and she provided alcohol to the underage teens before the attack happened, reports The Daily Beast.
In response to the lawsuit, Kirgis' attorney “admits a slumber party for a small number of 14 to 15 year old girls occurred at her home on 7/26/15,” but denies the allegations made by Wayne.
While police contemplate whether or not to file charges, another parent, Mahala Jones, said that the ringleader of the group of girls also assaulted and threatened her daughter, notes KTVA.
Jones' child was allegedly threatened with a knife by the ringleader, leaving her too scared to leave the family's home. The Jones family departed the area in June.
The Johnson and Jones families say they notified the Anchorage School District, which allegedly told the families there was not much that could be done to keep the children safe. The ADP's Nov. 30 statement seems to back this claim up, since it notes that the incident is not connected to the school district, and it did not occur on school grounds or at a school-sanctioned event.