Teen Girls Sucker Punch Temple Student Near Campus: Police - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Teen Girls Sucker Punch Temple Student Near Campus: Police

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    Temple Student Attacked By Teens

    Two teenage girls allegedly attacked a Temple University student on 13th Street Wednesday afternoon. (Published Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014)

    A day after a teenage girl pleaded guilty to striking a Temple University student with a brick, another student was attacked by two teens near the school’s campus, according to police.

    A witness, who did not want to be identified, told NBC10 the student was walking near 13th and Oxford Streets Wednesday around 2:45 p.m. when she was approached from behind by two teens who punched her in the head.

    The man said he immediately ran towards the student and screamed at the girls, causing them to flee the scene. He then brought the student into his home and flagged down a Temple University Police officer.

    The student suffered minor injuries but did not require medical attention, according to investigators.

    Temple Student Attacked

    [PHI] Temple Student Attacked
    A student from Temple University was punched in the back of the head by two teen girls, according to police. NBC10's Denise Nakano spoke to students about the attack and whether they felt the school should have notified them.
    (Published Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014)

    The assault occurred in an area near Temple University’s campus where several students and staff at the school reside. A Temple spokesman told NBC10 officials did not alert Temple students because the incident did not fit the criteria for a text or email alert. Morgan Messana, who walked alone from a grocery store, said she wished she received some type of notification however.

    "I would've taken a different way," she said. "I think we should always be alerted. I think it's better for Temple students overall." 

    Temple Police are currently handling the investigation and are looking for surveillance video from the area where the attack took place.

    The attack occurred one day after a teenage girl pleaded guilty to assaulting a Temple University student with a brick last spring. The assault was one of several to occur in that area in March. After the attacks, Temple officials increased police patrols in areas with off-campus housing.