An assault on a school bus in Pitt County was caught on cellphone video and the girls involved say bullying led to punches being thrown.
Twelve-year-old Georgia Hayes is a 7th grader at A.G. Cox Middle School in Pitt County and says she suffered a concussion in the attack. She says she's been bullied for months, but she can't believe she was actually attacked.
The assault was recorded by another student on the bus Wednesday. In the video you can see students walking by Hayes and getting off the bus. Then another 7th grade girl starts punching Hayes repeatedly.
Hayes' mom tells us she had just talked to a school counselor the day before to discuss girls bullying her daughter. Hayes says she hopes others see this video and will stop the bullying.
The other girl involved did talk with us as well but didn't want to go on camera. She said she had felt threatened and that's why she assaulted Hayes.
The school says the student who started the attack has been disciplined, but they won't say what that was.
The school system also says it continues to investigate and any other students involved will be disciplined.
Hayes' mom says she will take this matter to the police.
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