Mom: Ohio teen hurt in fight as onlookers recorded attack

GALION, Ohio (AP) — Police say a central Ohio fight that left a 16-year-old girl seriously hurt was recorded on video by several of the dozen witnesses.

Galion police Chief Brian Saterfield says the confrontation last week is under investigation. Crawford County prosecutors say charges haven’t been filed.

A Galion police report says video shows the backyard fight began during an ongoing argument between two girls, and one started punching the other. The first girl fell to the ground and the other girl continued punching her. Two others then hit the first girl and yelled obscenities.

Brianna McCullough, the injured girl’s mother, says it’s disturbing that witnesses recorded on cellphones but didn’t intervene or help her daughter. The teen drove herself home and was hospitalized with a torn liver, torn spleen and cracked ribs.