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Mom: I Was Brutally Beaten on Way to Principal's Office

Maria Guadalupe Jimenez says she wanted to report on bullying against her daughter
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2020 12:50 PM CST
Updated Jan 12, 2020 1:20 PM CST

(Newser) – A California mom says she was attacked earlier this week for trying to report bullying at her daughter's high school, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Maria Guadalupe Jimenez was apparently trying to visit the principal at James Logan High School in Union City with her daughter and husband, when two teenage girls attacked them outside. "They started screaming at us, 'What you wanna do? Who's going to fight first,'" her husband, Eder Rojas, tells ABC 7. Jimenez was allegedly kicked and punched, had her nose broken, and spent two days in a hospital. "I just wanted to talk to the principal, you'd never imagine a kid would hit an adult, I thought we were safe on campus," says Jimenez, who claims a girl "was very furious" and "they grabbed [me] by the hair and dragged me."

A GoFundMe page to help pay her medical expenses adds other alleged details: "After leaving [Jimenez] unconscious they still kicked her in the face and head," the page states, adding later that "all this happened in the presence of a school security [guard] that did nothing." Police responded to the scene and collared a juvenile, who's been charged with battery with serious bodily injury, per KRON4. The school says it's investigating: "We believe this incident to be between the two Logan students and does not appear to involve any other Logan students," it says in a statement. The family says they were about to visit the principal to report bullying against the daughter, which began roughly a year ago and continued at the school and online. (Read more bullying stories.)

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