ONLINE BULLY VIDEO SHOCK

Teen girls in hor­ror clip

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Dou­glas Dickie

A sick­en­ing video has emerged online of bul­ly­ing by sec­ondary school pupils at Burn­side train sta­tion.

The 27-sec­ond clip ap­pears to show one teenage girl at­tack another in the shel­ter at the sta­tion.

The al­leged bully then looks to grab the vic­tim’s phone be­fore smash­ing it against the ground. It is be­lieved the in­ci­dent took place last week.

Although au­dio at the start of the video is not clear, the al­leged at­tacker ap­pears to ac­cuse the vic­tim of bul­ly­ing her friend be­fore phys­i­cally at­tack­ing her at which point the vic­tim’s phone flies out her hand.

The ac­cused then forces her to

apol­o­gise, shout­ing “F*** ing say sorry.”

Another girl picks up the phone and says : “Do you want your phone smashed,” be­fore the ac­cused grabs it. At this point another girl can be heard say­ing: “No don’t, don’t smash her phone,” but the ac­cused throws the phone onto the ground, with the item ap­pear­ing to break into pieces.

The clip ini­tially ap­peared on

Face­book, although it has since been taken down.

Shocked lo­cals have re­acted with hor­ror to the video. One told the Re­former: “It’s ab­so­lutely dis­gust­ing. Their par­ents must be ashamed, it’s shock­ing that this kind of thing ap­pears to be go­ing on.”

A spokesper­son for Po­lice Scot­land

con­firmed a 14-year-old girl had been charged. A re­port is be­ing pre­pared and will be sub­mit­ted to the re­porter for the Chil­dren’s Panel.

Wilma Bain, head of ed­u­ca­tion for the Ruther­glen area, said: “We have been made aware of this in­ci­dent. As it is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by the po­lice we are un­able to com­ment fur­ther.”

Hor­ror A scene from the video

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