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School beating caught on camera

A 14 year old student suffered a black eye and a cut lip after a fight at Palatka High School.
A 14 year old student suffered a black eye and a cut lip after a fight at Palatka High School.
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Updated: 12/13/2013 7:59 pm
PALATKA, Fla. -- David Wade gave Action News the cell phone video of his daughter being beaten in the hallway of Palatka High School. It happened Nov. 6. He says the video was shot by another student.

Wade's 14-year-old daughter was left with a black eye and a cut lip.

"When I picked her up, there was hair all over the floor. She was bleeding. Her face was swelling up," he said.

He called the video a trophy for the aggressor. He said he tried to file criminal charges against her; and to get a restraining order, but was told there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute her.

That left punishment up to the school, and he said the school failed him. He said the aggressor was suspended for only four days, when she should have been suspended for ten, as outlined in the student code of conduct.

Wade said, "I didn't want to put this little girl in jail or prison or anything else, because she is just a little girl."

He said he's appealed to the school board. Calling that process tainted, he has now filed complaints with the Department of Education.

He said he just wants the aggressor to serve that 10-day suspension, so she doesn't think she can get away with it again.

Action News went to both the school and the school district looking for answers. Palatka High School referred us to the district, and we are still waiting for a response.
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danjai2 - 12/23/2013 9:53 AM
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I never do this but: I bet if she had kissed or hugged her, she would have gotten expelled! This rules that have been laid out are off terrible. You have a child whom is violent and she is put out of school for 4 days, you have a kindergarten whom kisses his class mate and gets put out of school! This world is going to hell in a hand basket fast!

caylasdad - 12/16/2013 11:51 AM
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She suffers from AFFLUENZA.

nativejax - 12/13/2013 9:07 PM
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Did I read this right? There was a video taping of this girl getting beat up and the police said there wasn't enough evidence? What the H3LLS wrong with people?

Realchange - 12/13/2013 8:41 PM
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Depends on her record if she not been in fights before suspension for 4 days is fine. If she is habitual bully in multiple fights expulsion for 1 year is in order. I am thinking the later should probably be served if she's having friends record it got be a habitual bully that needs to be set back for a year.
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