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Mebane teen hospitalized, second teen charged after school fight

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MEBANE, N.C. -- Police say a 13-year-old girl was assaulted by another student in the lunch room at Hawfield's Middle School Friday.

The second 13-year-old girl now faces juvenile charges of assault inflicting serious bodily injury.

Angie King says her granddaughter, Trinity Jones, was rushed to the hospital after the fight. Doctors told the family she had bruising on her brain.

"She was very scared, very shaken up. Her hair was awful, because her head took most of the blows," said King. "The teacher should have stopped it. As soon as the girl walked up to Trinity, it should have been stopped. It shouldn’t have gone so far that she could bash her head into a concrete wall."

Mebane police said the two girls had a verbal altercation before the assault, but Jones says bullying is to blame.

"I don’t want it to happen to other people. I want to let the bullies know that they can really hurt somebody by doing it," said Jones.

Jones wishes she had told a teacher or principal about the problem.

Now, the family is sharing their story to help other kids in similar situations.

"This bullying has got to stop. There are children who commit suicide, children in institutes because they’ve been bullied so badly. Is it going to take someone dying? Because that could have been my granddaughter. Easily," said King.

School officials can't discuss disciplinary issues for privacy reasons. However, the ABSS Student Code of Conduct says a physical assault will result in law enforcement being contacted, and the student involved being suspended or expelled.