4 teen girls charged in Camden fight caught on camera

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Authorities say two teenage girls were jumped by a group of students after school in Camden and it was all captured on video. (WPVI)

Four teenage girls are facing charges in connection with a fight that broke out last week in Camden, New Jersey.

It happened last Tuesday in Farnham Park, located across the street from Camden High School.

Authorities say two teenage girls were jumped by a group of students after school, and it was all captured on video.

Two 14-year-old girls, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old were arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

They were released to the custody of their parents.

"I didn't know what to think, I didn't know what was going on. I just knew I was hitting someone and like five different people were hitting me at once," said Anastasia Castillo, victim.

The 16-year-old says it all began at school when a girl called her shoes dirty.

Anastasia returned the insult by calling the girl ugly.

While walking home with her cousin 17-year-old Kyannah Brockington, Anastasia says they were attacked.

"I was gonna see if I was gonna survive, for real, because I couldn't see out of my eye. I'm surprised that I can see today, that I'm talking to you because when I first got done fighting, my eye was closed, I couldn't see anything," said Kyannah.

What hurt relatives even more is to see all those onlookers with cell phones videotaping the onslaught and no one offering to help.

"Nobody helped! The boy is standing there saying, 'Yay! Yay! Yay! Go ahead!" And she was so big, this girl is bigger than me," said Phyllis Brockington, grandmother.

"That hurt my heart so bad and nobody was there to even stop, to even help -that really hurt me real bad," said Keisha Alford, mother.

School district officials say that nine students have been suspended for 3-4 days.

"When I saw the video, I said, 'This is something serious and school security is an important matter. We don't need our students leaving school and fighting...OUT: school and fighting," said Anthony Bland, executive director of Office of Safety and Security.

Relatives say one of the girls is already bragging on Facebook that the suspension was nothing.

"She said she's going to the prom, homecoming, and she's only suspended for a couple of days and that she doesn't care about this. She's going to go to her prom and all this and I don't think she should go to any of that," said Alford.

Meanwhile, the investigation is ongoing.

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