A Northwestern and South Pointe High football game sparked some controversy last Friday that ended with one 14-year-old girl getting punched in the jaw.

According to the Rock Hill police report, the 14-year-old girl was sitting with some friends when a 16-year-old student began to argue with them. “Taking the fight outside,” the boys left the stands around 8:15 p.m. The girl followed the boys outside, when a 16-year-old from a rival school jumped the fence and charged a boy in the 14-year-old girl’s group of friends.

It was at that moment that the girl stood in between the boys to hopefully prevent injury. Unfortunately, she was the one who got injured when one boy pushed her and then subsequently hit her in the jaw. The boys all fled the scene when the police were called in.

Luckily, the aggressor was found and charged with second-degree assault and battery, as well as disturbing schools.

Charges of assault and battery can become very confusing for one who is unfamiliar with the law. The reason it becomes complex is because there is both a civil and criminal charge for each. At times, people being charged with assault and battery are unaware if they have been criminally, or civilly charged for their actions.

At Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, we can help you through the litigation process, and answer all of your unresolved questions. Whether you are the aggressor or victim, we are trained and experienced in both civil personal injury, and criminal defense. Please call our law office today and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.