JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Just last month, Aria Jewett was in a neck brace, her skull fractured after what her attorney describes as a brutal beating by a school bully and two co-conspirators.
Tuesday, Jewett and her mom were in court, fighting to keep the teen's attackers away from her. They say, all were students at Oceanway Middle School.
Three girls stood before a judge in the past week. One girl, a so-called serial bully, has been criminally charged with aggravated battery and permanently banned from Duval County Schools.
The two so-called co-conspirators were in court Tuesday. Attorney John Phillips explained why those two girl are just as guilty as the one who actually did the beating. "If somebody is gonna be malicious enough to videotape and post to the Internet these fights, then they're a co-conspirator in the violence," he said.
It's now up to a judge to decide whether the two girls will be allowed to re-enroll at Oceanway Middle. He delayed his decision until next week.
In the meantime, Jewett just wants to finish her last year of middle school in peace and move on with her life, knowing the girls who hurt her won't be able to hurt her again.
Her mother, Melissia Thomas said, "I'm hoping that they just keep them out of Oceanway. I mean, I don't mind them going to another school, because of course, they need their education and things like that. But I mean at least out of Oceanway."
The case goes to court again next week.
We are not releasing the names of the teen attackers, because of their age.