FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. – A Florida sheriff’s office is investigating a video in which a Muslim teen girl is beaten by three other girls.
Palm Beach County sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera said Friday deputies are working with school officials to identify the defeat of the 14-year-old, adding charges could be filed.
She said Thursday the fight may have been about a boy and not a religion. It happened near West Boca high School, where the girl lives.
Her father posted the video on Facebook and says that it happened because his daughter is a Muslim. The Associated Press is not identifying the teen or her father to protect her identity.
Palm Beach County School Superintendent Robert Avossa says he is “saddened by this senseless violence,” and disappointed that students on video, the beating was not to the girl to help.