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By: Staff Reporter
The City of North Tonawanda is still in awe after a brutal assault captured on video this week.
The incident, which occurred on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, took place at North Tonawanda High School and involved three teenage girls allegedly assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
The video, which has spread across social media, was captured on Snapchat by another teenage girl.
In the video, which spans about one minute and twenty second (link here:https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=293854385097682), you can see the three girls taking turns punching, kicking, and slapping the victim. There is also mention in the video, and police have confirmed subsequently, that urine was also thrown on the girl.
The video is truly horrific to watch.
The North Tonawanda Police Department released a statement on Friday, July 3rd, 2020, stating that the investigation is ongoing and that the North Tonawanda School District is also involved as the incident happened on school grounds and all participants are students.
According to sources, it is expected that the three teenagers seen in the video allegedly assaulting the victim, as well as the individual who captured it on camera and was encourage/cheering them on, will face charges.
Under New York State law, and because of their age, they will likely be prosecuted as juveniles in Family Court.