By Pat Loeb
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Three teenage girls accused of assaulting Temple students last Friday have been charged as adults.
The District Attorney’s office has charged a 16-year-old and two 15-year-olds with aggravated assault and other offenses.
A spokeswoman says the D.A. decided on the adult charges because of the violent nature of the crime.
In three separate incidents that happened in rapid succession Friday evening, a group of girls punched two Temple students and hit a third with a brick, sending her to the hospital.
Police knocked on doors along 17th Street, where the attacks occurred, and were able to locate video, which they say was key to finding the suspects. They also found a witness who they say told them the girls invited her to join their “flash mob.”
Bail was set at $100,000 for two of the girls and $75,000 for the third. No defense attorney was listed for them. They’re due back in court April 10th.