Days after a student in Barrow County was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital after a violent fight at school, her mother is talking about the incident.
Chrisalena Pringle, mother of 17-year-old Iris Narens, reached out to WSB-TV to share her daughter's story.
Disturbing cellphone video caught the confrontation between Narens and another student at Winder-Barrow High School last week.
In the video, the other student (not identified) slammed Narens' head against the wall before the teen slumped to the ground.
Pringle said the fight started in Narens' classroom when her daughter corrected another girl's math problem and that girl called Narens a name. The back-and-forth continued in the hallway and then turned physical.
Pringle said when she arrived at the school after the fight, she thought she might lose her daughter.
"When I first saw Iris, 'I really pray my daughter does not die on me,' was my first thought," Pringle said. "She couldn't walk. She couldn't really talk. Her eyes were fluttering."
Pringle rushed her daughter from school to a hospital in Winder. Doctors there determined she needed to be flown to an Atlanta hospital because she had a fractured skull and other serious injuries.
"They should have called 911," Pringle said. "She shouldn't have been moved the way she was. Another thing is, she shouldn't get in any trouble any which way or form."
Narens is now recovering at home.
Pringle said now, Narens is suspended and isn't allowed to return to school until Wednesday.
Pringle wants the other girl in the video to face criminal charges.
"If you do these things, pay the consequences," Pringle said.
Pringle said watching it makes her feel sick.
The Barrow County Sheriff's Office and the school system are investigating.
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