ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WJBK) - A girl is beaten just steps from an Ann Arbor school.
The beating was captured on video and now the girl's mother says the school isn't doing enough to keep her child safe.
It was just before the school day started out front of Slauson Middle School. The cell phone video reveals one middle school girl assaulting another.
Geri Georgiadis said it was her daughter who was assaulted. She dropped her 8th grade and daughter off for class in the morning at Slauson Middle School on West Washington in Ann Arbor.
The attack started when another girl grabbed her daughter from behind.
"As she was approaching the entrance to the school she was viciously attacked from another young lady as the other girls looked on," said Georgiadis. "She was knocked down and repeatedly hit in the head."
Georgiadis said the school principal told her the girl that punched her daughter was suspended from school for seven days. FOX 2 confirmed that suspension with school administration. The reason for this attack? Georgiadis says her daughter had preferred not to sit at lunch with the girl who attacked her.
"This is not a seven day suspension," the mother said. "This was not a fight. This was a malicious, premeditated attack and it needs to be dealt with as such."
Ann Arbor Public Schools released this statement.
"We absolutely have taken appropriate disciplinary actions in this incident in keeping with the guidelines and procedures set forth in the Rights and Responsibilities for students, teachers, staff, parents, and guardians. Situations involving student discipline are kept appropriately confidential ..."
This mother says she's making it very clear to the school administration if the girl responsible for the attack is not expelled kicked out of school, she is leaving the school district.
"I'll be looking for another district," she said. "This is not okay. This message needs to be sent out to Ann Arbor and everybody else, not just the school but another district. This is not okay--there are alternative schools for this. This is not acceptable."