A shocking video showing two students-girls from Roger C. Sullivan High School, a Chicago public school, who were viciously beating a 14-year-old classmate, has been released on internet.
The footage shows the victim, Jillian Salgado, 14, battling to defend herself as she is pummelled and thrown around the classroom by two sisters, who are her classmates. The fight took place in front of one of their teacher, who watched them powerless.
The teacher can be seen trying to break up the fight at one point, but she was unable to help and had to rely on security guards to end it.
Jillian Salgado’s best friend told NBC:
“They got angry and went ghetto on her.
“Every day there’s a fight. Today there was a fight in algebra.”
The two sisters attacked Jillian Salgado during a biology class at Roger C. Sullivan High School last Thursday and the fight has been recorded by another student on the mobile phone.
The student’s mother, Maria Salgado, says she didn’t realize how brutal the beating was until she saw the video.
“I am grateful for whoever recorded it because it did show the severity that no one realized.”
Roger C. Sullivan High School spokesman, Marielle Sainvilus said the two sisters who attacked Jillian Salgado, aged 17 and 18, have both been suspended.
Marielle Sainvilus told NBC: “Chicago Public Schools does not tolerate violence among students in any way.
“The safety and security of our students is a top priority and we will take whatever actions are necessary to ensure that schools remain a safe environment for learning.”