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Judge grants protective order to girl seen bullied & assaulted on video at Montwood High School

An El Paso judge Friday granted a four-year protective order which legally separates two teenage girls involved in what appeared to be a brutal high school assault caught on camera.

“I was very pleased,” said Lisa Sander, the mother of the girl who says she was victimized. “The administration at the school didn’t take seriously this incident that happened to my daughter, so we had to take matters into our own hands.”

The presumed attacker must stay 200-yards away from the victim at all times, ruled Judge Karen Pelletier. That means the teenager accused of throwing the punches must transfer from Montwood High School to another school.

“There are two sides to every story,” said Iris Ponce, the mother of the alleged attacker. “My daughter is not a bully.”

ABC-7 is not identifying by name either of the girls involved because they are minors.

Ponce told ABC-7 that both teens had prior conflict before the videotaped incident.

“Maybe she should watch the video,” Sander said. “My daughter tried to walk away as her daughter attacked my daughter from behind. So I don’t think that’s a fair assessment of the situation.”

ABC-7 asked a spokesman for the Socorro Independent School District whether any criminal charges have been filed stemming the incident, but have not yet heard back from him.

KVIA 2019

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