Girl badly beaten at school, mom says

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A teenage girl is recovering from severe facial injuries she suffered in an attack in a middle school in Springfield.

The mother of that 14-year-old told 22News that her daughter was beaten by a boy at Van Sickle Middle School Wednesday. The young girl had to be taken to the hospital.

Azell Cavaan, spokesperson for the Springfield Public Schools, told 22News that she could confirm that there was an incident at Van Sickle Middle School Wednesday, but could not provide specific information about the incident due to the age of the children involved, but the school and police are looking into this.

“The investigation is ongoing over at the school, but I can tell you that disciplinary action has been taken against one of the persons at this point involved in this incident”, Cavaan said.

The situation received a lot of attention on social media throughout the day Thursday, and several people have contacted 22News about it.

A photo showing an injured girl has been widely circulated on Facebook, but the child’s mother has not released it to 22News at this time.

 

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