Girls face charges over school bullying attack

NZ Herald 19 Dec 2011
Two 14-year-old girls will face “serious” assault charges after a brutal bully attack on a classmate that left the girl with spinal injuries. Fourteen-year-old Adriana Kemp is recovering in hospital from surgery in which screws were inserted in her skull to keep her spine straight. She was repeatedly punched by two girls at Flaxmere College in Hastings three weeks ago. The assault was filmed by another student on a cellphone. Adriana has been in and out of hospital for checks and scans since the attack.

…. Flaxmere police constable Greg Andrews said two 14-year-olds had been interviewed and referred to Youth Aid. The case was being reviewed, but Mr Andrews expected the pair would appear in court. Charges were being finalised but it was a “serious level of assault”.