HORROR VIDEO: Moment girl is brutally bashed outside school
WARNING: Disturbing content
A BEACONSFIELD father is fuming amid claims his daughter's school cannot guarantee her safety despite allegations she was brutally bashed.
A video of the shocking incident was shared across social media capturing the moment a 16-year-old girl grabbed the 12 year old by the hair and unleashed 22 uppercuts to her face, multiple body blows and a knee to the face before leaving her on the ground outside Pioneer State High School.
The victim's father, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said his wife arrived at the school on Monday afternoon to find their daughter crying and covered in blood from the attack.
He said the incident occurred in a six-minute window between when school finished at 2.30pm and his wife receiving a text message from their daughter at 2.36pm.
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"We've been made aware of social media sites that are dedicated to Mackay school fights," he said.
"We went into the school with the video. We asked what they were going to do to ensure the safety of our daughter."
He said the school told him "we can't ensure the safety of any child".
He has criticised the school's response to the attack as well as other incidents of bullying against his daughter.
"They basically told her not to be a tattle tale," he said.
The Department of Education spokesman said they were aware of the incident, which was being managed in line with the school's responsible behaviour plan for students with disciplinary consequences being applied.
"The Department is aware of social media sites used to disseminate anti-social videos and works to have these videos and imaged removed where possible," the spokesman said.
The father said his daughter had been the victim of bullying since starting at Pioneer High - the family had only recently moved to the area to give her a fresh start after she was also bullied at her last school in the Northern Beaches.
"I don't want anybody else to feel the fear and the pain that my daughter was going through," he said.
He has called for the school to instil stronger policies around bullying. He said he was told by the school that his daughter's attacker would not be expelled.
"They said they can't do it because she hasn't had any other offences at the school," he said.
The Department spokesman said the school did not tolerate violence and anti-social behaviour and was committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment.
"Any situation that threatens the safety and wellbeing of students, staff and others in the school community is treated extremely seriously and dealt with as a matter of priority," he said.
"The school had implemented a range of pastoral care programs and initiatives across all year levels and participated in the annual National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence."