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A Corpus Christi man says his daughter was attacked by three girls

Posted at 9:46 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 00:42:33-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A local father is outraged after his daughter was attacked by three girls on the sidewalk that run along Martin Middle School.

Eloy Cardena, the father of the 14-year-old, doesn't feel like the school or the district has responded accordingly.

The girl told Action 10 News she is sick to her stomach every time she has to get ready for school.

"She was scratched from her elbow, she was bleeding, she had scratches right here, her eye was swollen, her head was hurting, her back pack was torn, her new pants were torn," detailed Cardenas.

Cardenas says the bullying started last year when he enrolled his daughter at Martin Middle School.

According to Cardenas, "Even the principal last year agreed that it was best for the last weeks that I didn't send her to school."

He says he filed a bullying incident report with the Corpus Christi Independent School District and C.C.I.S.D. Police but nothing has changed since last week's attack.

"My mind is not at work 100 percent because half of it I am thinking what is going to happen to my daughter," said Cardenas.

Cardenas says last Wednesday his daughter warned school officials that she was receiving threats and was worried about her safety.

"You could tell it was already planned because on the video you can clearly see that they were already recording when they were following her before they attacked her," he said.

He says a counselor walked his daughter to the sidewalk that runs along Martin Middle School and the Boys and Girls Club parking lot.

According to Cardenas, "He stood where the building stops from the school and let my daughter walk towards the truck and that section where he stopped and she ended up going to the truck that is the little area that they caught up with her and started beating her up."

He said he ran out of his truck and did not want to physically interfere with the fight out of fear of being accused of mishandling the situation.

Cardenas told Action 10 News,"I was just yelling at my daughter to get up. This lady out of nowhere ended up jumping out of her car and grabbed a hold of my daughter and wrapped her arms around her."

Cardenas says the video was floating around social media and students teased his daughter about the video.

He said "I was upset, I was loud -- of course I was loud. I just seen three young ladies jumping my daughter."

His daughter was taken to the hospital the same day.

He says she was diagnosed with a concussion, bruises and abrasions.

The teen says, "I get this nervousness in my stomach. Sometimes I don't want to go. Sometimes I feel like throwing up. I'm scared to walk in the hallway."

She says she just wants to focus on her school work and not have to constantly look behind her back.

The teen claims, "the principals and teachers need to pay more attention and do something about it because a lot of kids are getting bullied. One of these days who knows -- a kid could kill themselves for being bullied."

A spokesperson for the C.C.I.S.D. says the district is aware of the video.

Action 10 News was told the students responsible for the attack were disciplined.

The C.C.I.S.D, spokesperson also said the district takes bullying very seriously and investigate every allegation.