• 12-year-old girl suffers concussion at the hands of 12-year-old girl

    By: Amy Clancy


    SEATAC, Wash. - Only on KIRO 7, a 12-year-old SeaTac girl had to be treated for a concussion after being bullied and beat up by another 12-year-old girl.

    According to documents just filed in Superior Court, King County sheriff's deputies were called to Highline Medical Center in Burien on May 31 because of the victim's injuries.

    That call launched a criminal investigation.

    The bullying started at Madrona Elementary school in SeaTac, where both girls just ended their sixth-grade year.

    The victim says her attacker knew she'd get in trouble if she hurt the victim at school, so the suspect and five friends showed up at the victim's home just before summer vacation started.

    The girl, who asked not to be identified, remembers the attack through tears: "She got really mad, and I was going to run right there, but she got me on the floor then started smashing my head on the wall."

    The victim also tells KIRO 7, and the police documents confirm, the suspect beat the victim so badly the girl suffered a concussion.

    In an interview with a detective last month, one of the bystanders said the victim "was getting hit so hard we just stopped it."

    The victim says, "Everything was blurry to me. And then when I had a chance, I was like, sad. I was like, are you done now? And I ran away."

    What made the attack even worse; someone shot video and posted it on Facebook.

    The police documents reveal the video and comments have all since been deleted, which is why a search warrant has been filed; so that detectives can get their hands on that possible evidence.

    KIRO 7 reporter Amy Clancy asked the victim: "What do you want people to know about bullying?" 

    "That they really should stop because it hurts peoples' feelings, and it's like a scar on your heart. And I'm always going to remember this," she said. 

    The victim is afraid she'll be targeted again because she spoke up about the attack, but wants others to know that bullying not only hurts, it's also a crime.

    The attack is still under investigation.

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