Girl (13) violated over Twitter photo
A thirteen-year-old girl was beaten up and sent to the hospital last Friday, after a conflict about a Twitter photo.
The victim is a student at Huygens College, a VMBO high school in the Amsterdam West area. A classmate put a somewhat juicy picture on Twitter.
According to a police spokesman, the school subsequently witnessed a “tense atmosphere” between two opposing groups. Meanwhile, on Twitter the verbal abuse went on as well. The police paid two visits to the Huygens College, together with the community-coordinator [PC lingo for: local agent] in order to calm things down.
At first this seemed to work, but later that day things turned ugly nevertheless. The girl had been sent home as a precaution, but later on she went back to school to voice her displeasure. At the Overtoom [street in Amsterdam], the girl suffered a bruised vertebra during a violent confrontation that took place between the two groups. She received treatment in hospital and has returned home.
In a comment to AT5 [Amsterdam local news channel] she says she’s terrified of returning back to school.
The other girl in the picture is a student from a school in the Amsterdam-Noord area. There are reports that she also has been threatened.