A young girl could be facing criminal assault charges now that the St. Joseph School District in Missouri has started an independent investigation after a cell phone video surfaced online of an alleged attack on an elementary school playground.
The district said Monday that it is treating the incident as an assault, not just school yard bullying.
The attacker’s father, Dennis Roberman, now lives in Texas and said he attempted to gain custody of her. Roberman said he watched the video but wanted to hold out judgment.
“I know my child is 11 years old. I’ve seen an edited video posted. People are starting to text me and call me and all these other things, but I do hope the other little lady is OK, but until I hear from my daughter I can’t really know what is going on,” said Roberman.
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