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Tot Beats Tot at Nursery School

Accused attacker, 2, is 'too young for criminal responsibility,' say Brit cops
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2011 12:06 AM CST
Tot Beats Tot at Nusery School
Katie Ann Gutridge, 3, has been attacked by the same 2-year-old classmate in her British preschool on four different occasions, according to school records.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – A 2-year-old girl apparently viciously beat another toddler at a British pre-school, leaving the victim bruised and cut, reports the BBC. The 3-year-old victim "had gashes to her lips and a terrible black eye," her mom told the Daily Mail. " Katie looked like she had been in a fight with a dog that had mauled her. We had to take her to hospital because the doctors thought she had fractured her eye socket." The girl has been attacked four times by the same toddler at the nursery, according to school records. Parents contacted police, but they said the nursery school must take action. As the attacker "is below the age of criminal responsibility there is nothing further the police can do," said a police spokesman.

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The troubled child has attacked other children in the class, according to parents, who have begun to refer to the little girl as "Chucky" after the horror child doll of the Chucky movie series. "The little girl is 2, but has some behavioral problems," another mom said. "She has a history of beating up other children. She's out of control." The manager of the school said administrators are "working closely with the local authority and parents" in their investigation of the latest incident. (Read more Katie Ann Guttridge stories.)

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