SPRING GARDEN, pa. (WTXF) - A group of girls are accused of beating up two sisters on their way home from a Philadelphia school.
Aaliyah Flood-Mazyck and her sister Alissya said they didn’t know the girls they say jumped them but they both are battered.
Aaliyah, 14, has a broken jaw, wired shut, just home from the hospital. Her 13-year-old sister Alissya was also beaten up. The sisters say they were beaten up by the same group of girls on the same day, but at separate times after school.
"I was holding my jaw on the porch and I was crying," said Aaliyah.
She said the girls were taunting her about her hair.
"So I kept walking. Some girl she came up from behind my back and she socked me in the jaw," said Aaliyah.
Alissya, an ambassador for conflict resolution at her school, said was walking home when another girl in the group challenged her to fight.
“I was like I don't want to fight, I really don't and that's when she hit me and then they all were hitting on me," said Alissya.
Some other girls were able to pull her out of it.
"I was like 'Oh my God,’” Said Aliyah and Alissya’s father.
“I was crying and driving," said their mother.
Their parents rushed home. Praying it wasn't worse.
“I was like 'Thank God that she's hurt' but she'll live through this one," said the girl’s father. "This is the world we live in today. This is how it is nowadays."
“We don't want them to be fighters," said their mother.
But the girls are tech savvy. They searched social media based on a school name on one girl’s T-shirt. They gave it all to police detectives.
"It makes me sad but the girls that did it they also need help, they need help as well," said Aaliyah and Alissya's mother.