Teen girls brutally attack student's mom at Union City High School
A Union City woman who was on her way to the principal's office at James Logan High School to report that her daughter was being bullied says she was brutally attacked on campus by two teenage girls.
According to multiple reports, Maria Guadalupe Jimenez was hospitalized for two days with broken bones after the teens beat her up outside the school.
Earlier this week, Jimenez, her husband, Eder Rojas, and their teen daughter went to the school to complain to the principal that students were bullying the 16-year-old. But before they could go through the front door, they say were confronted and then assaulted by two teenage girls, at least one of whom goes to the school. Rojas said he that when he protected his daughter, the attackers turned on his wife.
"They want to hit my daughter but ... they couldn’t get there so they grabbed my wife," Rojas told KRON 4. He said that when he tried to pull the teens off his wife, his daughter was hit.
"The girl was very furious, they grabbed by the hair and dragged me," Maria Jimenez told KGO ABC7 through a translator.
"I just wanted to talk to the principal, you'd never imagine a kid would hit an adult, I thought we were safe on campus," Jimenez said.
Jimenez was kicked and punched in the face. Her nose was broken.
Union City police responded to the scene and arrested one juvenile, who was charged with battery with serious bodily injury.
The school district told KRON the fight involved two Logan High students, a student's family and a third individual.
"We are investigating and following up on this incident working directly with the Union City Police Department, and taking disciplinary actions," the school wrote in an email to parents. "We believe this incident to be between the two Logan students and does not appear to involve any other Logan students."
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