Teen attacks another student in so-called "getting stung" game

CONROE, Texas (KTRK) -- A Caney Creek High School mother wants the girl who attacked her daughter removed from campus.

Donna Matlock told ABC13 the student is due back in class on Monday. Matlock said her daughter has autism and is still recovering emotionally from a so-called game called "getting stung."

The assault happened in late October.

A student first recorded the incident in a Snapchat video. The footage eventually posted on YouTube. The recording shows a young woman walking up to Chelsea Matlock, 17, and tapping her on the shoulder. Chelsea turned around and then the other student punched Chelsea in the face and kept on swinging.

Eyewitness News learned prosecutors charged the woman with misdemeanor assault for the attack. The case is still making its way through criminal court.

"I don't even want to walk the halls," said Chelsea Matlock. "I'm scared. I'm scared, it's going to be her. I just can't do it."

Donna Matlock said she asked school administrators why the other girl is being allowed to return to class. She said that transferring Chelsea to another school was her only option to ensure her daughter's safety.

"That's not a fight. That is a brutal attack. That is totally different," said Donna Matlock. "Take her to another school. I have that option they told me. They did send me the papers saying I could transfer her. One of my cars flooded in the storm. We only have one. My husband uses it for work. I have no transportation to get her to another school."

Matlock said she will not allow her daughter to return to Caney Creek High School until the district finds a better solution.

ABC13 reached out to the Conroe Independent School District. They refused to answer specific questions, but released the following statement.

Due to student privacy laws, we are unable to comment specifically on student disciplinary matters, but the situation has been addressed in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Conroe ISD and Caney Creek High School are committed to providing safe learning environments for all students. We encourage anyone with concerns to contact campus administration immediately.

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