A teenage girl has been injured after a fight with another girl at a Barrow County high school. The girl was taken to the hospital with a cracked skull and a broken nose.
The girl, 17-year-old Iris Narens, is now in a stable condition and has been allowed to return home. Footage of the fight shows the other student slamming Narens’ head into the wall during the fight at Winder-Barrow High School.
Iris’ mother, Chrisalena Pringle, says that the fight broke out after Iris corrected the other girl’s work in the classroom. A substitute teacher allowed the other student to write an answer to a problem on the board, and the girl got the problem wrong. Iris corrected the girl so that the other students had the right answer. The correction is what caused the argument to start.
Pringle told FOX 5 Atlanta that the student made a derogatory comment regarding her race. Iris replied that if she had mentioned anything about the other girl’s race, she would be called a racist. The other girl attacked her following this comment, and the fight took place in a hallway in the school.
The Barrow County School Board says that the fight was ‘mutual’, and that the incident was very unfortunate. Footage shows the girls fighting and the fight-ending when Iris was pushed and slammed into the wall.
Ken Greene, Assistant Superintendent of Barrow County Schools, says that the county does not condone any type of fighting or violence. Violence in any form has consequences. Both of the girls have been suspended because of the fight, but Pringle wants to see school officials crackdown on fighting and stop incidents like this from happening in the future. The school board says that the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.
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