A middle school student in suburban Chicago Tinley Park is recovering on Wednesday after she was allegedly attacked by two men who attempted to abduct her on Tuesday.
According to CBS Chicago, the 12-year-old girl was walking home shortly after her school bus dropped her off on Tuesday afternoon, when two men, who she described as light skinned and wearing ski masks, pulled over and attempted to take her. The victim says she fought back, but her attacker beat her.
The victim reportedly was able to break free from her attacker and run away, where she found a spot to hide and call police. The young victim told police that one of the men tried to take her by force and beat her when she fought back.
The mother of one of the victim’s friends told CBS Chicago that her daughter’s school, Prairie View, was notified and has since taken action to inform parents via email to warn them about potential predators in their area.
Police say the victim is currently recovering in a hospital from non-life threatening injuries.
The attackers were described as two men, either teenagers or in their early twenties, with light complexions, driving a red car. The men were said to be wearing ski masks, tennis shoes, gloves and black jackets.
Police say that the victim did the right thing by fighting back, remaining calm and calling police.