Detroit mother outraged after daughter attacked at school, video posted to Instagram

Posted at 6:17 PM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 18:17:23-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Shakitta Holston says her 12-year-old daughter Aiyhona Brantley is humiliated and scared, following an attack at Fisher Magnet Upper Academy.

The incident happened Friday in the school's hallway.

“They had pulled all her braids out and she had a big cut on her hand and a scratch under her chin and she was really upset because she don’t even know these girls. They don’t even know her," Holston told 7 Action News.

Holston says her seventh grade daughter, who is in a special education class, was targeted by a group of eighth grade girls. Two male students reportedly videotaped the incident and posted it to Instagram.

“They’re walking around looking for a fight to record and upload for likes. And they targeted my daughter for some odd reason," Holston said.

This is the third time Holston's daughter has been targeted by this group, she said.

“She’s afraid now. Like she feels like they’re going to be targeting her all the time.”

The school's principal would not go into specifics on the incident, but told 7 Action News protocol was followed.

The district released the following statement late Monday afternoon:

All students linked to the Fisher Upper altercation were suspended based on the Code of Conduct and the principal also met with the parents of the alleged victim on Friday, March 15. The principal conducted a home visit to all three homes of the involved students over the weekend, monitored social media, and held a school-wide assembly this morning at 8:30 a.m. to remind students of the Code of Conduct and behavioral expectations, specifically referencing the use of social media. The District will not tolerate acts of violence of any nature and will continue to reinforce consequences when the student Code of Conduct is violated.