2008-05-23 / Top Stories

BCHS Beatdown Strikes Mother,Daughter

By Howard Schwach

A group of teen Beach Channel High School students outside the 100 Precinct after the arrests. One girls said that they were there to support their arrested friends. A group of teen Beach Channel High School students outside the 100 Precinct after the arrests. One girls said that they were there to support their arrested friends. A mother and her teenage daughter were badly beaten by a group of Beach Channel High School girls in front of the school on May 14 after the school's dean called the mother to come to the building because her daughter had been targeted for a beating, officials say.

Several teenage girls were rounded up by police officers from the 100 Precinct on Wednesday afternoon, only minutes after the beatdown. While police declined to provide the names of any of those arrested because of their age, court sources say that two of them will be charged as adults with assault charges.

According to several sources, Abina Scott was called to Beach Channel High School on Wednesday afternoon by the dean, who advised her that her daughter had been targeted by a group of girls for a beating after school that day.

The unnamed dean advised Scott to take her daughter and a friend, who was also targeted, out of school.

The three were walking away from the school, heading home, when the assault allegedly took place.

"They knocked my blue tooth out of my ear and started punching me in the face and beating up the two little girls," Scott told Nina Pineda, a reporter for Channel 7 Eyewitness News. "After the little one was on the floor, they punched her in the face and her face is all swollen. And, they punched me in the head and in the back." 'These kids, I can't understand them," she added. "I understand that two kids want to fight, but ten people? And you're going to hit somebody's mom?"

Police spread out over the area, finding a large group of girls at Beach 97 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, only six blocks from the school.

Several of the girls picked up at that location were arrested.

A large group of teen girls gathered in front of the 100 Precinct House, looking to support their arrested friends.

News cameras showed the arrested teen girls hurling profanities at the police officers and laughing as they were placed in a police van to be transported to Queens Central Booking for processing.

Court sources say that two 17-yearold girls and one 16-year-old girl are being charged as adults. One 15-yearold was arrested as well and will be charged as a minor. All of them face assault and harassment charges.

A spokesperson for the Department of Education declined comment or to release the name of the dean who advised Scott to take her daughter and her daughter's friend home.

The spokesperson said that the incident was 'under investigation" and there would be no comment at this time.

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