CHESTERMERE— Three girls have been charged with causing a disturbance after a fight at a southern Alberta school.
Police say an argument broke out during the lunch hour Monday at a school in Chestermere, east of Calgary, and quickly escalated into a physical fight.
CTV Calgary reported the alleged perpetrators and victims were all girls in Grades 8 and 9.
A concerned resident called police who broke up a group of on-lookers before officers arrested three girls.
Two girls who say they were victims of bullying told CTV that they were lured away from school property and then severely beaten by several classmates.
The two say several other students watched and the fight was recorded on cellphones.
CTV says both girls ended up in the hospital.
“I hit my head really hard. I lost a lot of hair from getting it pulled out and getting punched in the ribs and the stomach and the face.” said one of the girls, who reportedly suffered a concussion.
The other girl is said to have fractured her wrist.
The school is saying little except to confirm that the RCMP is involved and that the school will be looking into what happened as well.
The mother of one of the girls says she is frustrated and concerned about her daughter’s safety.
She says she has complained to the school before and several other parents have approached her to say bullying is an ongoing problem.