Kellogg, Idaho (The Weekly Vice) - Heidi Hershly, the mother of a 17-year-old girl who was attacked and stripped naked on a school bus was outraged when school administrators brushed the incident off as "horseplay."
According to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, a 17-year-old girl was asleep on a school bus ride back from a girl's softball game, when three teammates attacked her and began ripping her clothes off.
"They literally took her bra off, pulled her pants off, ripped her underwear off her body, left her naked, and she wrapped a blanket around herself," said Hershly.
According to Hershly, it took three days before the school bothered to notify her of the incident, and when they did, school administrators dismissed the attack as "horseplay" that went a little too far.
The school reportedly punished the girls by removing them from the softball team and banning them from the school prom.
"They're sweeping it under the carpet, they don't think their children did anything wrong," said Hershly. I want them to put themselves in my daughter's shoes. She's embarrassed, she's humiliated, she's afraid and doesn't want to be alone. They should be ashamed of themselves."
Heshley is wondering why an attack that basically amounts to sexual battery, hasn't resulted in the girls being expelled from school.
"It's not fair that my daughter has to walk through the hallways and look at those girls after what they've done to her," said Hershly.
The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office learned of the incident and stated Thursday that it would recommend charges be brought against the teens involved, however no arrests have been made, and the girls are still attending classes as usual.
We thought we'd post two videos. One video captures school superintendent Sandra Pommerening's response to the situation. The other video captures the mother's response. What do you think of this incident?
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