Police: Horseplay at School Escalates to Whippings

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say charges could be brought after apparent locker room horseplay between two groups of girls at a Bay City middle school led to some whipping others with belts.
The Bay City Times reports a 12-year-old girl was taken to a hospital with a cut to the head after being hurt Jan. 6 at Handy Middle School. Principal Matt Schmidt says members of the eighth-grade pompom and seventh-grade cheerleading teams were involved. Schmidt says the students involved were disciplined.
Police Lt. Mark Turner says what began as roughhousing involving the 12- and 13-year-old girls grew out of control.
The police report lists three victims and two suspects. Four other girls were interviewed as witnesses. The case was to be sent to prosecutors for review.

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