Suspected female gang members at Florida middle school caught on camera beating up 14-year-old girl during violent brawl
- The fight took place at Homestead Middle School in Homestead, Florida
- During the incident, Angelina Padron tried fighting off a group of other girls
- She was knocked to the ground and fight stopped when a man intervened
- Other girls have posted things on Facebook indicating they are in a gang
- Her family says authorities aren’t doing enough and want to leave the state
During a violent fight at a Florida middle school that was captured on cellphone video, a group of a suspected gang members teamed up on a 14-year-old girl and beat her up.
The fight, which took place at Homestead Middle School in Homestead, involved Angelina Padron and a number of other students.
Padron was able to hold her own against one of the suspected gang members, but when other girls jumped in she fell to the ground and was overrun.
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During a fight at Homestead Middle School in Homestead, Florida, Angelina Padron, 14, (left) was beaten up
A team of girls who are suspected of being in a gang teamed up on her and administered the beating
In the video, Padron is punched, kicked and dragged by her hair out into the street. A man stopped the fracas
In the video, Padron is punched, kicked and dragged by her hair into the street.
The fight was finally stopped when a man picked Padron off the ground.
Padron and the other girls in the fight were all suspended initially, but her suspension was overturned, CBS Miami reported.
A relative of the teen’s who did not want to be identified said: ‘The video makes you want to go hurt somebody but you can’t.
‘When she was on the ground they were kicking her in the head and stomping on her.’
Padron and her mother reported the fight to the school district and are pressing charges.
A district spokesperson disputed that the principal promised to kick the girls out of Homestead Middle School
Padron’s family say ‘the system is broken’ and have started a GoFundMe account to raise money for a move
The girls in the video posted messages on Facebook identifying themselves as members of a gang and uploaded pictures where they can be seen throwing up gang signs.
In a post, one of them wrote: ‘Me and my sisters don’t know what a one on one is 100 percent.
‘Even if my sister beating life out of somebody, I ain’t gonna watch, I’m gonna beat the life out of that (expletive) too.
‘That’s how we’re raised.’
The mother of one of the alleged gang members threatened Padron’s mother three different times about pressing charges against her daughter.
The girls posted messages on Facebook identifying themselves as gang members and flashing signs
One of the victim’s relatives said the mother of one of the girls threatened Padron’s mother three different times if she pressed charges against her daughter
The relative who spoke to the station said the principal promised to kick the girls out of school, a claim which was disputed by a school district spokesperson.
Padron’s family believes not enough is being done and the ‘system is broken’.
They are trying to save up enough money to move and created a GoFundMe page.
In a Facebook post that accompanies that account, another family member – ostensibly Padron’s sister who lives elsewhere – wrote: ‘Please help my mom and sisters get out of this bad neighborhood.
‘They moved there 10 in the morning and it looked nice and quiet. came back around 7pm and realized they moved into a ghetto.
‘Automatically became targets. The police wouldn’t help, the principal didn’t care till the media got involved.
‘Now they are being harassed by the system because they think she is talking to the media.
‘She was scared to say anything because she was already getting death threats.
‘I am out of state, so the best I could do is notify family there in Florida and set up funding online to help.
‘I had to say something, can’t let my family continue to be victimized and not say or do anything.’
Padron’s family (left) believes not enough is being done and are hoping to move away from Florida
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