Cops Say Teenage Girl Got Beat Up Over a Boy, Her Dad Disagrees

James Burke
By James Burke
December 23, 2017US News
Cops Say Teenage Girl Got Beat Up Over a Boy, Her Dad Disagrees
A video still of a 14-year-old girl being beaten at the hands of a group of teenage girls at a park in Palm Beach, Florida. (Screenshot via Twitter)

Local law enforcement are investigating the brutal beating of a 14-year-old girl by three other teenage girls in Florida as others stood by videoing the incident with their cell phones.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO), a student from West Boca Raton High School meet up with another student from Olympic Heights High School “over an ongoing dispute.”

PBSO said the fight was sparked over a boyfriend, reported the Sun Sentinel.

The student from West Boca Raton was under the impression that the two were meeting to “talk,” said one of several PBSO tweets about the beating that occurred Thursday mid-afternoon in a park.

“The suspect, student from Olympic Heights HS apparently told the victim she wanted to meet to fight. The victim agreed to meet anyway,” said another tweet from PBSO.

The West Boca Raton student and the other student fought until two others joined in the beating of the 14-year-old. A group of teenagers watched on and some captured the incident on video. Versions of the video subsequently went viral.

PBSO said they were alerted to the attack by the victim’s mother and an officer went around to the victim’s residence. The PBSO said that they would be investigating the case.

“At NO time was ‘race’ or ‘bullying’ ever discussed, determined or considered to have played a role in the altercation. The victim was wearing a shirt that said ‘Bulls’ XL, which is believed to be a school t-shirt,” said another tweet by PBSO.

According to the Sun Sentinel, charges over the beating are pending.

In light of the video, the tweets by PBSO have met a barrage of criticism.

“They see it has a ‘fight’, because apparently that’s the definition of three people having one person on the ground and beating them senseless,” being one example of a tweet replying to PBSO’s statement.

Despite what PBSO has said, the girl’s father, Shakeel Munshi, has called what occurred a hate crime because she is a Muslim.

Munshi disagreed with the police version of why the beating occurred, saying that his daughter did not have a boyfriend.

Investigations are ongoing.

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