As we mentioned yesterday, we’d keep an eye on the Temple University student assault and guess what, there’s new information to report. A surveillance video caught the suspects on camera, and now their race is revealed.
According to Philly.com “Police are looking for the group of teenage girls who hit a Temple University student in the face with a brick, and are warning students to be on alert near the school’s North Philadelphia campus.
All four suspects are described as black girls who were about 16 or 17 years old. Police said one had braids and a red t-shirt; another had straight hair, tattoos on her arms and chest, and a denim jacket; a third was about 5 feet tall and wore her hair in a bun; and the fourth was tall, had straight hair and was wearing white clothing.
Here’s our report on the original attack.
It appears to be a trend.
In a message sent to students and staff Monday night, the university said its campus safety department was aware of “multiple off-campus assaults on Temple students” in the area of North 17th Street just west of the campus.”
A 20-year-old student told NBC Philadelphia that she was also attacked by a group of girls on Friday night. And Temple said a pair of juvenile girls tried to snatch a student’s purse on Monday evening. “We are asking everyone to remain alert and report any suspicious activities to Temple Police immediately,” the university’s message said.
Heartfelt sympathies go out to the victim and her family and we pray that the suspects will be apprehended and brought to justice. I’m a dad who has a daughter attending college. We parents send our children off to further their education, not to become targets for barbaric behavior.