A Chicago teen was attacked by her classmates at school for reportedly “liking” a social media post of a classmate’s boyfriend.
VIDEO: Teen Beaten by Classmates at Chicago’s Morgan Park High School
According to a student’s cell phone video of the incident, one student approached victim sophomore Ashley Neely by her locker before another girl punched Neely and started a brawl involving several students. WLS reported.
Several other students hit, kicked, and stomped on Neely, according to the video.
“When I seen that video and her being stomped like that, she could’ve died from that,” Ashley’s mother, Stacy Hart, told WLS. “This is like mob action, this you know, a gang attack. And you know my daughter could have died if they kept stomping her like that.”
Hart said her daughter Ashley suffered a swollen eye, welts on her head, and severe bruising from the attack.
Chicago Public Schools told WLS that “the unacceptable conduct in this video does not represent the values of the district.”
The district added that they are investigating the incident, but did not elaborate on whether those who attacked Neely would face any consequences.
Hart, however, thinks the school should be doing more to prevent these incidents.
“This is school, this is a place where you are supposed to be learning,” Hart said. “You know this kind of senseless nonsense about a post on social media shouldn’t be on your mind where a place you should be receiving education.”
The school, Morgan Park High School, is in Chicago’s South Side, an area known for its high crime rates. A man was killed by gunfire in the Morgan Park neighborhood Saturday morning, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Despite the area’s reputation for crime, Chicago Public Schools names Morgan Park High School as a school in “good standing,” according to Morgan Park High School’s website.