Missouri AG says 15-year-old girl who smashed teen’s head into concrete should be tried as an adult as victim clings to life in the hospital and school closes early after receiving threats over viral video


  • The Missouri Attorney General is calling on the 15-year-old girl who beat another teen’s head into concrete to be tried as an adult
  • Hazelwood East High School students were forced to leave early Monday after police say they are investigating multiple threats over the viral video 

The Missouri Attorney General is calling on the 15-year-old girl who beat another teen’s head into concrete to be tried as an adult.

The teenage victim is fighting for life in critical condition after her head was repeatedly smashed into the ground during a brawl near a Missouri high school.

AG Andrew Bailey announced on X: ‘This evil and complete disregard for human life has no place in Missouri, or anywhere. I am praying for the victim.

‘The criminal should be charged and tried as an adult. If the victim dies, that offense should rise to a homicide.’

Hazelwood East High School students were forced to leave early Monday after police say they are investigating multiple threats over the viral video showing the fight.

The altercation broke out at about 2:30 pm Friday near Hazelwood High School.

A Missouri teen is in critical condition after being caught up in a brawl by a local high school

A Missouri teen is in critical condition after being caught up in a brawl by a local high school

AG Andrew Bailey announced on X: 'This evil and complete disregard for human life has no place in Missouri, or anywhere. I am praying for the victim. The criminal should be charged and tried as an adult. If the victim dies, that offense should rise to a homicide'

AG Andrew Bailey announced on X: ‘This evil and complete disregard for human life has no place in Missouri, or anywhere. I am praying for the victim. The criminal should be charged and tried as an adult. If the victim dies, that offense should rise to a homicide’

Video of the incident circulated on social media showing another girl bashing the teen’s head into the concrete after throwing multiple punches and sending her careening to the ground.

The victim appeared to begin to have a seizure as groups of other teens brawled just feet away.

Police found the girl suffering from a serious head injury near the intersection of Norgate Drive and Claudine Drive, roughly a five-minute walk from the high school campus.

The teen, whose name has not been released, was taken to the hospital and remains in critical condition.

A 15-year-old girl was arrested Saturday and charged with assault. She was taken to the St. Louis County Family Court and remained in custody as of Sunday afternoon.

The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating the incident. 

The Missouri Attorney General is calling on the 15-year-old girl who beat another teen's head into concrete to be tried as an adult

The Missouri Attorney General is calling on the 15-year-old girl who beat another teen’s head into concrete to be tried as an adult

Viral video shows another teen smashing her head into the pavement repeatedly

The victim then appears to have a seizure as other teens continue to fight over her body

Viral video shows another teen smashing her head into the pavement repeatedly before the victim appears to suffer a seizure

Police found the girl suffering from a serious head injury near the intersection of Norgate Drive and Claudine Drive

The fight broke out just off campus from Hazelwood East High School

Police found the girl suffering from a serious head injury near the intersection of Norgate Drive and Claudine Drive. The fight broke out just off campus from Hazelwood East High School

The Hazelwood School District issued a statement denouncing bullying and fighting within the community

The Hazelwood School District issued a statement denouncing bullying and fighting within the community

After news of the altercation broke, the Hazelwood School District released a statement condemning violence within the community.

‘It is a tragedy anytime children are hurt,’ the statement read. ‘Bullying and fighting in the community is an issue for which we all need to take ownership and work towards a resolution for the sake of our children.

‘The Hazelwood School District offers our sincerest condolences to everyone involved and will offer additional emotional support from our support and crisis team to those in need.’

The statement urged community members to respect the families of those involved and ‘pledge to help work toward the betterment of our entire community.’

The district recently came under fire for disenrolling more than three dozen middle schoolers in late February and early March.

The school district’s public relations director, Jordyn Elston, told STLPR that the students were ejected because of ‘expired residency information.’

Of the 40 students who received letters informing them of the district’s decision, thirty-eight were re-enrolled within a week after providing updated information, the district said.


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