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Suspension reversed for Santa Rosa High student beaten who was suspended for defending herself.

The video shows Kanihan defending herself against one of the girls before both of them began pounding on her with their fists. A crowd of students looked on.

The school’s assistant principal, Danielle Valente, responded in part by suspending Kanihan for two days. Her parents appealed, saying the action was unfair and would affect their daughter’s ability to get accepted into a college dormitory.

The suspension was upheld on appeal, but district officials launched their own investigation and concluded there was reason to remove the suspension from the girl’s records.

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