A “high school girl” has been charged with a hate crime after a video posted on YouTube showed her allegedly spitting on a group of women, before punching them in the face.
The 19-year-old woman was charged with two counts of assault causing bodily harm, according to a news release from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
The video shows her allegedly telling a group that she doesn’t want to get punched and kicking a female student in the head while she is sitting on the ground.
She then allegedly punched a female supporter in the stomach before she kicked her in the back.
The supporter, who is black, was also punched.
“The video demonstrates the dangerous consequences of sexual harassment,” Montgomery County Prosecutor David E. Butler said in a statement.
“The victim was punched, kicked, choked and then repeatedly punched in the left side of her face by a person who appeared to be the victim.
This was a deliberate act of violence.
This woman should be held accountable for her actions.”
A group of other women filmed the attack on their phones, according the release.
One of the women said that she was told by a friend that the girl who spit on the women had been expelled from her high school for bullying.
The Montgomery County Police Department also confirmed the assault charge, and the girl has been suspended from her school.
No students were injured in the assault.
The incident comes amid rising sexual violence allegations against college basketball players across the country.
On Tuesday, a video surfaced of former Oklahoma basketball star Myles Turner admitting to raping a female high school student, and a second video surfaced on Wednesday of a former Baylor University basketball player who was accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year old girl.