ST. LOUIS – On Friday, a 16-year-old junior at McKinley High School was attacked by not one, but nearly 20 students. Peers caught the attack on camera and posted it online.
The victim’s mother is outraged. Another parent, whose daughter was on the same ‘hit list’ of four honor roll students, said she warned the principal about the planned attack earlier that day when she came to take her child out of class.
District officials confirmed the attack, but said the principal was not given the name of the targeted student before the attack. The district released a statement, saying, in part:
The District Safety and Security Department is investigating the incident. All students involved in the altercation will be disciplined, per district policy.
Both families are looking to transfer their kids out of McKinley High School as soon as possible. The victim said the attack will not impede her plans to go to college and become a surgeon.