A teenage girl in Harris County, Texas, was charged Thursday in connection with a violent assault of Cypress Creek High senior Shamichael Manuel, 17, that was captured on video.
Police arrested the 16-year-old girl, who goes by the name “Sharkeisha,” seen in the graphic video punching and kicking her classmate outside of an apartment complex in northwest Harris County.
Anti-bullying groups and other organizations are not too happy about Sharkeisha remaining a popular subject across the Internet, as well as how many people watch and share the video, according to The Hollywood Gossip.
“These actions illustrate the thousands of young people who have taken a part in an attack on an innocent young woman and the images posted on the internet,” Peter Bradley, director of services for Kidscape, told the Epoch Times.
Sharkeisha was taken into custody and charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault.
The victim's family tells KHOU.com that they are sad it had to come to this, but that they forgive the girl. They also hope police arrest the other girl who videotaped the assault on criminal charges.