Plantation High student speaks out about brawl caught on camera

PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) - A student at Plantation High School said she was ambushed and attacked by several classmates, and doesn’t intend to go back to school on Monday.

Student Tajzhana Hammond said she was just one of three girls who were targeted in the middle of the day. She later took to social media to share her story, Friday.

She spoke with 7News about the all-out brawl. “Everybody started screaming. Before I knew it, the girl on the other side — I’m sorry,” she said as she began to tear up. “The girl on the other side actually went to go and hit my cousin in the face.”

Hammond said she transferred to Plantation High a few months ago and was attacked, along with her cousins during the day on Thursday. She said she didn’t expect that to happen and that it came out of nowhere.

Tajzhana Hammond
Tajzhana Hammond

“I had a headache all day. I went to the hospital last night,” Hammond said. “I’m just in a lot of pain.”

In her Facebook post she wrote, “My Name Is Tajzhana Hammond . I Attend Plantation Highschool. I was jumped by 10 girls because they didn’t like me and the school security camera never got this footage of the fight. No security guards ever came to help me while these girls repeatedly hit me. #ineedjustice”

A witness recorded cellphone video that showed the altercation.

A day after the fight, this teen’s mother, Helen George, is asking for answers. “She called me and said, ‘I passed out,’ and there was no security guard to help her or even save her,” said George.

7News reached out to Broward County Public Schools who said they are aware of the situation. They released a statement that read in part:

“Based on the school’s investigation and review of the incident, some of the students involved will receive the appropriate disciplinary actions as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct’s Disciplinary Matrix. Broward County Public Schools takes this matter very seriously. The safety of our students and staff is always our highest priority.”

One 10th-grader student said he watched the whole thing unfold. “It’s stupid. They’re just fighting for no reason,” said Jebon Ross. There’s no logic behind it. They’re just fighting to fight.”

Helen George
Helen George

As the school district disciplines the students involved, George said she wants more to be done. “I want justice and for these girls to pay for what they’ve done to my child, and I want their moms to know what I am going through,” she said.

Hammond is still in shock over the ordeal and said. Her mother told 7News she plans to transfer her daughter back to her old high school in Miramar.

Friday night, a spokesperson for Plantation Police said investigators checked with the schools resources officer, who confirmed criminal charges are pending.

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