Horrifying footage has emerged of a teenage girl being brutally beaten by another student at a South Australian school.
The sickening attack happened at Whyalla Secondary College during recess on Monday morning, leaving the victim with injuries to her face and concussion.
The victim, a 16-year-old Year 11 student, can be seen talking to her friends before being kicked from behind by another girl and dragged to the ground by her hair.
She then tries to shield her head while the attacker repeatedly kicks and punches her, screaming and shouting at her while doing so.
The victim’s mother told 7 News her daughter was released from hospital on Monday night, but did not go back to school on Tuesday or Wednesday.
The video was circulated on social media via Snapchat, with 10 News reporting its public exposure has added to the girl’s trauma.
Education Minister Blair Boyer described the attack as “extremely violent”.
“It’s an incredibly violent incident, but I’m hoping this isn’t an indication of a more widespread problem and the (Education) Department tells they don’t think it is,” Mr Boyer told 10 News.
SA Police is investigating.
The Education Department also said in a statement “appropriate disciplinary measures” would be taken and wellbeing support was available.