Student Pulled Out of School After Beating

Friday, March 12, 2004 at 13:51



The mother of a 19-year-old woman that was severely beaten in Pelican Narrows this past Sunday wants justice.


Marie Custer’s daughter, Shannon, was apparently attacked by two women in their late 20s or early 30s in the porch of a teacherage at a local school.


According to Custer, her daughter suffered a concussion, two black eyes and a laceration in her inner ear.


The tail-end of the attack was apparently witnessed by 3 people, who immediately intervened and stopped the beating.


According to eyewitness reports, one of the attackers had Shannon Custer pinned to the floor while the other was kicking her head.


The victim was flown to Flin Flon for treatment.


It’s alleged that one of the attackers is a teacher’s aide, while the other is a health worker.


Custer says, at last word, neither person had been suspended, and she wants to know why.


Shannon Custer was two weeks away from completing Grade 12, but her mother says she had no choice but to pull her out of school out of fear for her safety.


Officials in Pelican Narrows have not been immediately available for comment.


The RCMP is investigating the incident, but hasn’t been able to get a statement from the victim because of the nature of her injuries.