Mother describes attack against daughter outside Rochester school

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A local mother tells News 8 her child was jumped and beaten right outside a Rochester school.

In an interview with News 8, Ivory Jones described what she says unfolded Wednesday. Young said her daughter first called her to tell her about the attack; Jones then saw video of it in a meeting with school officials.

“A girl approached her, she walked off, they immediately attacked her,” Jones said. “They had all-black with black face masks, so you couldn’t really see their face.”

Jones believes there wasn’t adequate protection on-campus, nor an adequate response from those on scene.

“She’s doing alright right now,” said Jones. “She has a concussion, they said she has some swelling in her nose. But her nose, thank God wasn’t broken.”

A district spokesperson Wednesday night told News 8 staff intervened as they were called, and that there will be a new policy at the school: Normally kids can socialize before class, but now they will be required to go directly to class after arriving at school.

Safety on school grounds has become a pressing issue as of late. Last week superintendent Lesli Myers-Small issued a statement on the violence in light of a teacher saying she was sexually assaulted by a student.

“Our schools are impacted directly and indirectly, and it is incumbent on us to ensure mechanisms are in place to provide a safe learning space for all,” that statement read in-part.

On Wednesday’s incident, Jones is outraged, telling News 8 she wants to know who did this to her daughter.

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