Teen attacked by classmate speaks out
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida teen is speaking out after she was brutally attacked by a classmate in school.
Nineteen-year-old Shaquavia Allen was sent into a seizure in a hallway of Sunset Learning Center in Fort Lauderdale after a brutal beating. "She just totally attacked me, she assaulted me, kicking me in the back, stomach," said Allen.
Allen woke up in the hospital with her mother, Eassie Crawford, by her side. "She could have killed my daughter. I could have come to that hospital, and not have my daughter anymore," said Crawford.
Police arrested Allen's 15-year-old classmate Kashyra Lewis for Tuesday's attack.
According to the police report, the 10th grader unleashed punches with "a closed fist." Then, when Allen fell, she kicked her "in the rib cage, back and side of the face and proceeded to stomp her feet into the victim's head" in what was deemed an "unprovoked attack."
Lewis has been charged with aggravated battery.
Allen was left with a concussion, a fractured nose, a black eye and bruises across her body. "I can hardly breathe right, every day the pain is worse and worse," said Allen.
Allen has a long road to recovery. She and her mom want to see Lewis punished. "I think she should have been tried as an adult," said Crawford. "She could have killed her. I don't have any sympathy for her."
The school did not happen to have a school resource officer on the premises. The City of Fort Lauderdale said there was not enough funding to assign a school resource officer to the school in the past, and that there was not a need for one.
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