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Andrew Jackson student speaks about her attack

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Shantricia, 18, was attacked by two men on her way to school, Andrew Jackson High Tuesday.

"My purse was wrapped around me, my phone was in my pocket," she said. "He asked me what was in my purse."

Shantricia said what happened next was scary. 

"Having a gun to your head is like is the worst feeling you can ever have because you don't know what's going to happen," she said.

The high school student was attacked at the intersection of 27th and Main streets, a block from the school.

"I caught chills, I didn't know what to do," said Shantricia.

She said they forced her into the back seat of a Chevrolet Impala and she began tussling with the person in the back seat.

"How am I going to get away," she said. "That's what I was thinking about."

Shantricia said she's a good student, A/B/C, who dreams of going into the military.

She's five feet tall and weights 119 pounds, but for 15 minutes she fought her attacker like she was twice her size.

"I wasn't thinking about dying, I just wanted to get away," she said.

She did. Then she ran home to call the police. She has always walked to school, but said now she's afraid.

She lives with her grandmother Patricia Macon.

"She could have been dead," said Macon. "Anything could have happened." 

Macon said after the armed robbery Shantricia has lost her appetite and can't sleep. They're ready to move from their Northside neighborhood.

"I just wish somebody would get these people off these streets," said Macon.

Shantricia said the only things in her purse were make up, lip gloss and pencils for school.

Police are still looking for the suspects they are described as two black males in their teens and they be driving a black Chevrolet impala with dark tinted windows.

If you have information contact Crimestoppers at 1-866-845-tips (8477). 


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