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Teens arrested for allegedly beating student in class

By Jon Erickson
Published On: Mar 13 2013 10:39:00 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 13 2013 09:29:40 PM CDT
HAVELOCK, CRAVEN COUNTY -

Two teenagers were charged for allegedly attacking a student inside a Havelock High School classroom.

Sheena George (left) and Kiera Floyd, both 16 years old, punched a 14-year-old freshman in the face, police said. The incident happened Friday during class time, according to investigators.

The suspects were charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct at a school.

NewsChannel 12's Jon Erickson spoke with the victim's mother, who did not want to be identified, at her Craven County home. She said her daughter had called, saying she had been "jumped in the middle of class."

The mother said that one girl pulled her daughter's hair back while the other punched her in the face. The mother said she believes the attack was in retaliation for her daughter trying to break up a previous fight involving her boyfriend.

"She was missing huge chunks of hair," the mother said of her daughter's condition after the attack.

The mother added that the teacher in the classroom did not intervene.

A Craven County Schools spokesperson released a statement Wednesday afternoon, saying, in part, "since this incident involved students, we cannot release names, but disciplinary actions have been taken."

NewsChannel 12 also tried to get in touch with the family of the suspects. Someone who answered Floyd's listed phone number declined to comment. But George's mother said that her daughter attacked the victim because the victim spat in George's face earlier in the day.

But the victim and her mother told NewsChannel 12 that nothing of the sort happened.

The two suspects have bonded out of jail and are due in court next month.