Teens Tape Beating for Web

Police say girls ambushed their rival to post it on YouTube
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2008 8:47 PM CDT

(Newser) – Six girls aged 14 to 17 lured another teen to a home, beat her and videotaped the ambush to put it on the Internet, Florida police say. The 16-year-old victim is recovering from a concussion and hasn't fully regained her vision. Her assailants, with whom she'd been feuding online, may be charged as adults with battery and false imprisonment, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

"It's absolutely an animalistic attack," said the local sheriff. "It's a pack mentality, when you see what those young girls were doing to that 16-year-old, it's atrocious." He said they showed no remorse afterward for the attack on their fellow cheerleader. Two boys, one of them 18, allegedly stood lookout outside the home and also were charged.