Teen says she was attacked in charter school brawl caught on video

- A chaotic scene at a local charter school when a brawl breaks out between several students.

A 15-year-old girl says she was attacked by 5 students as she left Cornerstone Health and Technical High School today.

The school is one of the highest performing in the city and the fight was caught on video.

Jasmine Smith and her parents say she warned a guard - who just let it happen.

"I don't feel like the school is safe at all," Smith said.

And with good reason. Smith was leaving Detroit's Cornerstone Health and Technology High school when she claims she was jumped by several female students.

Smith says she even asked one of the guards for help on the way out - but he did nothing.

"They didn't do anything I asked the guard Mr. Brown, will you watch me while I go outside," she said. "He said okay. When the girl walked up to me I said to the other guard, 'Can you please get her.' And he didn't stop her."

Students who gathered to watch took cell phone video of the beat down on school grounds. All the while a group of students punched the freshman multiple times, eventually pinning her to the ground. The guards appeared powerless.

"They kept punching me in the head, banging my head against the car," Smith said.

"They couldn't get them off her," said her mom, Patricia Smith. "Why couldn't they get them off of her?"

"She could have been really badly hurt, pounding her head on the car and ground," said her dad, Jesse Smith. "That's crazy. What kind of kids do that?"

Jasmine's parents took her to Henry Ford Hospital to get checked out and luckily, her injuries were minor.

But this isn't the first time the teen has been threatened at school. They claim Detroit police have been involved in the past but said there was nothing they could do unless it became physical.

Officers responded - but there were no arrests.

The Smiths want to know what it is going to take to get the school to take action, before it's too late.

"I want them to get better control of the school because they don't have any," said Patricia Smith.

"If they had that much easy access to me, they can do it anytime," Smith said.

Pamela Farris, chief academic officer at Cornerstone schools confirms the fight and issued a statement that said in part:

"We want to thank our security team and the Detroit police for their rapid response to break up the fight and to make sure it did not escalate. The Cornerstone team is vigilant about students safety at all times. We are grateful there were no injuries, no arrests and we applaud the teachers and staff who sought to break up the fight.

"An investigation is underway to determine what disciplinary action is warranted against the students responsible for the fight."

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