Family demands justice after teen injured in brawl at Weston Town Center

WESTON, FLA. (WSVN) - - The mother of a teen is demanding an arrest after she said her daughter was attacked by another teenage girl at the Weston Town Center.

A video of the fight on the night of Feb. 2 has since gone viral, and it was all because of rumors surrounding a boy, officials said.

In that cellphone video, a 13-year-old girl could be seen blocking her face as a 14-year-old girl slaps, punches and kicks her.

The 13-year-old’s mother said her daughter was attacked by someone she didn’t even know.

The girl said she was attacked over nothing. “I had no idea who she was,” said the 13-year-old.

The victim, a seventh-grader, was hanging out with her friends when, she said, the older girl approached her, confronting her with rumors.

“I was very scared of her. She was smoking a cigarette and threatened to burn it in my face,” said the 13-year-old.

As the fight began, witnesses whipped out their cellphones rather than seeking help.

“Yeah, I was wondering that — why none of my friends like came in,” said the victim. “I mean, that’s what kids do. They take out their phones and record fights. That’s like their thing.”

“I think that’s a shame,” said her mother. “I think we’re doing a bad job at parenting at home if that’s what the kids are doing.”

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office incident report, the victim was struck multiple times. She received injuries to the back of her head from being slammed on the concrete. She has a bump on her temple from being kicked and swelling on her nose and bottom lip, as well as neck pain.

The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment, BSO said. She was treated for painful bumps to her head and bruises to her body.

“I was sick to my stomach, like really sick to my stomach,” said her mother. “I can’t watch the video now because it makes you sick.”

BSO investigated this case and determined that the aggressor should be charged with misdemeanor battery. However, the teen was given a juvenile civil citation.

The civil citation carries several days of community service, but it does not appear criminal charges will be filed in this case.

“The least, I thought, is that she would be taken into juvenile hall,” said the victim’s mother. “Most likely, this girl is gonna do it again because there are zero consequences to this.”

The 13-year-old victim has yet to return to school in fear for her safety.

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