2 teens arrested in beating of Dunedin High girl

DUNEDIN —Two teens have been arrested in connection with the beating of a Dunedin High student on Thursday afternoon.

The 15-year-old girl was attacked by two other teenage girls at a bus stop across the street from the school at 1650 Pinehurst Road, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

The teenagers drove up in a car, got out and beat the student, knocking her to the ground and kicking her in the face, then driving off, deputies said. The attack was apparently over a boy, said Sheriff's spokeswoman, Cecilia Barreda.

The girl was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Initially, authorities were looking for three girls, but one of the other girls at the scene did not participate, Barreda said. The teens were arrested around 11 a.m. Friday. Both were 15. One attended the same school. The other attended Countryside High, she said.

The teenagers were arrested on misdemeanor battery charges and transported to Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center. Their names are not being released because they are minors.

Lorri Helfand can be reached at lorri@sptimes.com or (727) 445-4155.

2 teens arrested in beating of Dunedin High girl 10/08/10 [Last modified: Friday, October 8, 2010 1:30pm]

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