A 14-year-old Florida girl is enduring a living nightmare.
WSVN-TV reports that a ninth-grader at Miami Carol City Senior High School reported she was raped on several instances in the school bathroom by three of her peers. She said the first boy forced her to have anal sex with him.
“I was going to leave, and he grabbed me by my sweater, and he held tight, and so I was going to pull and leave, and he wouldn’t let me go,” she told the news outlet of the first incident.
Afterwards, she said, he told others about the encounter. She began being approached by other students for sex. She claims she was raped by three different boys. After reporting the events in October, she recounted the horrific events in detail in a statement.
“…he grabbed me tightly by my hand, and he got me into the boys’ bathroom … I couldn’t breathe. I [was] choking and crying,” said of the last alleged assault.
Somehow, school administrators concluded the acts were consensual. They suspended her along with her alleged rapists.
“I felt like they would really just take the guys’ side, and they would just believe them, leave me out and say that, you know, it was all my fault,” she told the WSVN-TV.
On Thursday, the teen and her mother learned one of the boys was HIV-positive and another has gonorrhea. She will have to wait a year before knowing if she contracted HIV.
“She’s only 14 years old,” her mother said. “How do you explain to your 14-year-old that she’s gonna have something that she can’t get a cure for?”
The girl has since been pulled from the school and is in therapy. Her mother is working on transferring her to another school.
“I can’t sleep at night sometimes, and I really hope this doesn’t happen to any other girl,” she said. “This shouldn’t happen to any other girl or boy.”
A GoFundMe campaign has been created for the young girl.