Middle school girl says video shows an act of bullying
EUREKA, Calif. - It's a video Megan Harrison can't even watch, and has been removed from Facebook since. Her uncle Matt shared the video with North Coast News.
"She surprised me and yanked me from the back of my hair," said Harrison.
A student at Zane Middle School in Eureka, Harrison said she was simply waiting for her older sister to pick her up from school when she was attacked by one of her classmates.
"My cousin told me that she was dared by her cousin to do it," said Harrison, speaking about her attacker.
This wasn't the first time Harrison said she has dealt with these bullies.
"The day before, they were yanking on my backpack when I was heading to my older sister's car. I told them to stop and they kept doing it," she said.
Adding, "When they shared it to my friends, all of my friends started texting me seeing if I was ok," said Harrison. She added, "My friends didn't take it as a joke. They wanted to know if I was OK."
Randall Simms, her school principal spoke about the alleged attack, saying, "This is not something that typically happens at Zane." He added, "There were disciplinary consequences for that student. We also contacted the police."
The Eureka Police Department told North Coast News that they are investigating the incident as an assault.
"When you see something that is premeditated, it is a complete different story than two kids who lost their temper with each other and help mediate through that. That was not the case in this situation," said Simms.