• Mother: Teens forced their way into home to fight daughter

    By: Tina Terry


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - An east Charlotte mother was outraged Thursday after a group of teenage girls tried to force their way into her house Wednesday.
    It happened just after 3:30 p.m. on Haven Ridge Lane near Albemarle Road.
    The mother said one of the teens knocked on the door, and when she opened it a girl cursed at her and asked for her 17-year-old daughter.
    She said her daughter came to the door to defend her and that's when the teens started pushing their way inside.
    The mom said one of the teens hit her in the face and tried to pull her daughter outside to fight.
    Neighbors were disgusted.
    "For them kids to come and bombard into that lady's house, hit her, that's terrible,” a neighbor said. “It’s like, what is this world coming to? Especially with teenagers."
    The mother said the ring leader had been trying to pick fights with her daughter at school for days and cursing at her in the classroom.
    She said her daughter refused to fight but on Wednesday her daughter challenged the girl and told her to come to her house. 

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    The mother said she never expected this.
    "You can't come home and feel safe. You got to worry about something that happened at school earlier," said a neighbor.
    The school resource officer said it could have been prevented if the girls had come to him about the dispute.

    He also said he believes some of the girls may have taken video of the attack.

    Those responsible could face charges.

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