A 16-year-old Norwalk High School student who was upset about things written about her on Facebook attacked the girl who was believed to post those rumors.
Norwalk Police Capt. Michael Conney said the older girl approached a 14-year-old from behind, grabbed the younger student by her hair and pulled her to the ground. The incident, caught on the school video surveillance system, happened Thursday in the main front hallway.
“She didn’t even see it coming. She had no idea; you could tell,” Conney said, referring to the video.
Officer Christian Hipp watched the video footage before interviewing the two girls.
Once the pair were on the ground, Conney said the attacker attempted to hit the younger girl in the head.
“The juvenile was protecting herself pretty well,” he added. “The assistant principal was there to break it up pretty quickly. … He was there right away.”
The attacker, when interviewed by Hipp, “alleged the other girl made a face at her,” Conney said, had “written things” about her on Facebook and spread rumors about her.
“I would assume they are one and the same,” he said about the possible connection between the rumors and the Facebook postings.
The 16-year-old girl was charged with assault. Shortly after being brought to the police station, she was released to her mother.
“They (the school) suspended her immediately for 10 days,” Conney said.