14-year-old in Facebook fight

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 12:00 PM
Last updated Friday, March 25, 2011 7:11 AM
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A Facebook argument between three girls led to a 14-year-old being attacked outside her home Tuesday afternoon, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report.

 A 14-year-old told authorities the other girls followed her school bus and attacked her in a driveway on Big Dipper Circle shortly after 3 p.m.

 The victim was kicked and beaten on the ground before being pepper sprayed, police said. Neighbors observed the incident and tried to stop the attack.

 One of the suspects told the other to record the fight so it could be posted to Facebook later, police said.

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stillamazed
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stillamazed 03/23/11 - 02:17 pm
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These girls need to be beat

These girls need to be beat down themselves to see what it is like....what cowards they are can't fight someone one on one them you are a coward, plain and simple. They all need some harsh punishment here, nip this behavior in the bud before they do something worse. Hope the 14 year old is ok. to all young girls, cut the drama, it isn't becoming of you and it isn't cute.

JUST_ME
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JUST_ME 03/23/11 - 02:34 pm
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Teens just don't understand

Teens just don't understand that their boasting, trash/name-calling and taunting etc etc that I have seen too often on FB, have their repercussions... I , monitor what my adolescent posts on facebook... I hope the 14 year old is ok, and yes very cowardly behavior.. Words only hurt if you let them!

onlysane1left
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onlysane1left 03/23/11 - 02:36 pm
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This gang mentality need to

This gang mentality need to stop. I agree, harsh punishment and an idea of how we all need to work together instead of letting silly words seperate us.

anelson2390
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anelson2390 03/23/11 - 05:09 pm
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this isnt gang mentality,

this isnt gang mentality, this is an argument that went a lot farther than was needed, the girl is ok, I should know its my younger sister, and I agree all the boasting and trash/name calling is never needed. These girls dont need to be beat down themselves either, they should just be locked up and sit in a box like the rest of the useless people like them. Also my sisters facebook is monitored and she never once started anything with any of the girls involved, she has been defending herself, and ask the primary suspect about that cause she got it good too, my sister could handle the 15 year old but could not defend herself against the 22 year old woman who was there to video tape the whole thing, who either the police will find, or i will find and have arrested, its as simple as that

esperanza1988
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esperanza1988 03/24/11 - 06:33 am
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That is wired!

That is wired!

maddog
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maddog 03/24/11 - 06:33 am
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I would say the 22 year old

I would say the 22 year old woman deserved much more than a beat down.

spotted_assassin
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spotted_assassin 03/24/11 - 09:40 am
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@anelson - perhaps if your

@anelson - perhaps if your younger sister wasnt on Facebook, she would have never had to defend herself on there...and all could have been avoided! I am a firm believer in that Facebook is not for children. It was intended for college students and adults. Monitoring it does no good, because everything doesnt show up on the person's wall! We see that didnt work in this case either!

JesusSavesAtCitiBank
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JesusSavesAtCitiBank 03/24/11 - 09:52 am
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The Facebook age limit is 14

The Facebook age limit is 14 + so she can have a FB if she wants and if her parent allows. Telling people to stay away from something because they are being bullied is just letting the bully win in the end. You can't hide inside your house for your entire life!

anelson2390
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anelson2390 03/24/11 - 12:08 pm
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@spotted assassin- perhaps

@spotted assassin- perhaps we should keep her locked in her room and home school her also, she deserves to have a social life, and she is mature enough to have a facebook, as stated before she didnt start this, she was attacked, and she was having problems with this girl at her school also, so facebook or no facebook more than likely this situation wouldnt have been avoidable... these people who have come into our home and attacked my family are insane, people like that are crazy and uncontrollable. BTW i wasnt just lookin at my newsfeed for her activity, we had her passwords and monitored it... Even though we all know monitoring it isnt gonna solve all problems it helps because even though my sister is a responsible young girl she can make mistakes also. We knew about the "beef" with this other girl and i pushed my sister to ignore it and she did as much as she could. But hell i cant help it if a girl and a grown woman decide to stalk my sister home from school following her bus and attack her... i really think you should think about the situation a little deeper...

@maddog- trust me she will get hers, the list of charges that are going to be brought up on her is a mile long, stalking, premeditation, assault, assault with a deadly weapon, trespassing, just to name a few...

Chillen
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Chillen 03/24/11 - 12:23 pm
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Girls Gone Wild

Girls Gone Wild

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 03/24/11 - 02:01 pm
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If the parents of victims

If the parents of victims would sue the parents of the attackers maybe then the bad girls won't have computers to stalk FB people with anymore. When kids attack, the parents of the attackers must be made to pay by court ordered restitution. Then and only then will there be any accountability. The victims family should contact victims assistance to make sure court ordered restitution is made part of these attackers sentences.

TELLITLIKEITIS1
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TELLITLIKEITIS1 03/24/11 - 03:09 pm
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@JesusSaves...there is

@JesusSaves...there is actually not an age limit on facebook...despite what people may believe

JesusSavesAtCitiBank
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JesusSavesAtCitiBank 03/24/11 - 04:09 pm
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Oh I thought it was 14 or

Oh I thought it was 14 or older like myspace does...

EDIT!

I just checked Facebook's age policy:

If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for Facebook or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us through this help page.

http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

JesusSavesAtCitiBank
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JesusSavesAtCitiBank 03/24/11 - 04:11 pm
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We ask for your date of birth

We ask for your date of birth to verify that you are 13 or older, and so that we can better limit your access to content and advertisements that are not age appropriate. Because your date of birth and gender are required, you cannot delete them. You can, however, edit your profile to hide all (or part) of such fields from other users.

No information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for Facebook or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us through this help page.

Parental participation. We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet use practices. Materials to help parents talk to their children about safe internet use can be found on this help page.

Source: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 03/24/11 - 04:17 pm
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Big Dipper Circle is in

Big Dipper Circle is in Hephzibah, GA 30815.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/24/11 - 06:00 pm
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So why didn't the 14 year old

So why didn't the 14 year old just block them from her FB account? Because she was too immature to do so. Hopefully now she will have learned a very good lesson.

"Also my sisters facebook is monitored and she never once started anything with any of the girls involved, she has been defending herself,"

Defending herself from whom? People can and will say anything about you. Having once been 14, I have a feeling that she gave as good as she got, and that she's not quite so innocent in all of this as she is made out to be. If it was being monitored, why didn't the monitor say "Block that girl and get off of FB for a few days until this blows over"?

None of the people involved in this are mature enough to be on FB.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/24/11 - 06:03 pm
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"and she was having problems

"and she was having problems with this girl at her school also"

So why was she wasting her time talking to her on FB? Why didn't an adult step in before it got to this point?

lena wayback
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lena wayback 03/24/11 - 08:21 pm
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Its not gang mentality, its

Its not gang mentality, its pack mentality.

dizzy dictator
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dizzy dictator 03/24/11 - 08:48 pm
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The problem here isn't

The problem here isn't Facebook, age, or parents. The problem comes from drinking milk! The hormones in the milk, mixed with exsisting teenage hormones = outrageous behavior! I say take the milk out of the schools now. Problem solved!

sassylassie
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sassylassie 03/25/11 - 12:14 am
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Good question, corgimom. I

Good question, corgimom.
I thought the above poster stated they were monitoring her Facebook page? Guess not, if someone was allowed to continue to harass the girl online. The offenders CAN be blocked. Why weren't they?
You can also CANCEL your account at any time.
I have a feeling that some adults that were involved on both sides weren't acting as maturely as they could have been.
Why not just STAY OFF OF FACEBOOK (or tell your kids NO, you can't have an account) until you (or your kids) are mature enough to handle the whole social-networking scene? MOST 14 year olds are not mature enough to participate in this type of situation due to their adolescent mindset. Having worked with young adults for quite some time, I can attest that most of the individuals at this age who DO have an account really do NOT need one. So much trouble just waiting to happen, all over what "somebody said."

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