FRHS Intruder Sparks Melee At BCHS
AFar Rockaway High School student, bent on mischief, walked brazenly past three school security agents into the cafeteria at Beach Channel High School on Friday, October 5 and joined other girls in beating a 17- year-old BCHS student, officials say.
Those sources say that the teenage girl, who is reputed to be a member of the Crips gang, and her friends beat Shatisha Lenihan, a freshman at the school, punching and kicking her and even hitting her in the head with a heavy lock.
Millisa Lenihan, the girl's mother, who has three other children at the school, told The Wave that her daughter was sitting in the cafeteria, eating, when the pack of up to 25 girls attacked her without provocation.
Lenihan said that her daughter had previous problems with some of the girls, who sometimes followed her to the subway station and threatened to beat her up.
"I don't know why those girls don't like my daughter," she said. "They just decided to make her a target."
She said that she complained to the assistant principal in charge of security at the school, but got no satisfaction.
"Mr. Katz did nothing, and the Principal, Mr. Morris, did nothing," she said. "They did nothing to keep the other student out of the building."
Police sources say that the incident was part of an ongoing problem between Far Rockaway High School and Beach Channel High School students. The source said that a number of juvenile students were issued summonses and juvenile reports because of the incident, but that no arrests were made.