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Clinton mom claims daughter was bullied, beaten at school

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The mother of a Clinton High School student says she had no idea how much of a problem bullying was for her daughter until she was badly beaten at school. 

The student who was beaten up didn't want to show her face on camera, but she told FOX Carolina this was a planned attack over a boy.

The victim's mother, Lena Sanders, says she got a phone call about the fight between her daughter and another student in the hallway at school just after 3 p.m. last Thursday. Sanders says the school told her the girl responsible had been arrested and would not be back at school for the rest of the year. 

After an examination at the hospital, physicians said her daughter's nose was broken in two places and that she had severe bruising, a sprain to her neck and a chipped tooth.

The police report states the teenage suspect assaulted the victim because she was talking to the suspect's ex-boyfriend. The police report says the suspect grabbed the victim from behind and hit her several times.

Sanders claims it all started before Thursday. She says her daughter never reported the threat to school officials.

"My daughter was bloody from head to toe, her face was swollen and her forehead was swollen," Sanders says. 

The school says the disturbance was handled according to school code and released the following statement:

"Further, the matter was referred to the Clinton Police Department through the school resource officer. The Clinton High School administrative team will continue to work with law enforcement in its investigation of this isolated incident."  

Sanders says she isn't sure when and if her daughter will return to school.  

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