Cincy teen's trial in brawl postponed, videotape missing
CINCINNATI (AP) — The juvenile court trial of a Cincinnati high school girl accused of beating up a female classmate was postponed because a surveillance video from that day disappeared.
The 14-year-old teen and her mother were charged in the classroom scuffle that left a 15-year-old with cuts and bruises.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the daughter’s attorney says he received no classroom video and wants to know if video was improperly destroyed. Cincinnati school district lawyers say some video that apparently existed no longer exists.
Authorities say the 14-year-old hit her classmate with fists, feet and a combination lock while the 14-year-old’s mother held the classmate down.
The daughter is charged with aggravated trespassing and assault counts. The mother says the 15-year-old attacked her and her daughter Feb. 7 at the school.