Transgender teen charged for "standing up to bullies"

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by Elizabeth Eisele/ KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on January 11, 2014 at 11:46 PM

(KMOV.com) -- After years of being bullied by classmates, a teenager says she reached her limit and decided to fight back.

Video is from a couple of months ago shows Jewels Gutierrez, 16, fall to the ground as other girls beat on her.

Gutierrez identifies as transgender and says this was her fighting back against bullies.

The school suspended all of the students involved, but Gutierrez is the only one facing criminal charges—and many are calling it discrimination.

Gutierrez is due in court next month and that’s when her public defender will ask the district attorney to dismiss the charge

    

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