A brutal clip of a 17-year-old girl getting beat by a schoolmate has led to the assailant’s arrest. ShaMichael Manuel was struck in the face by her schoolmate only known as Sharkeisha during a conversation last month.
The video, like most clips depicting young people of color engaging in acts of violence, appeared on the popular website World Star Hip Hop.
Sharkeisha has been taken into custody regarding the incident.
The Harris County sheriff’s office said the foulmouthed bully was arrested last Thursday on charges of assault with bodily injury. They didn’t identify her because she’s a minor. The Nov. 19 attack allegedly started because of a dispute over a boy, ShaMichael’s family told Houston’s KHOU-TV.
The disturbing footage shows Sharkeisha conversing with the unsuspecting ShaMichael and then punching her in the face when she isn’t looking. ShaMichael immediately falls to the ground stunned, and receives several hard blows to the face from Sharkeisha.
The video clip immediately went viral, inspiring Sharkeisha-themed memes and popular Twitter hashtags somewhat glorifying the attacker.
During her interview with Houston’ KHOU-TV ShaMichael stated that she has forgiven Sharkeisha and just wants to put the incident behind her.
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