Parents of teen girl left convulsing on sidewalk after brutal school fight break their silence

The 16-year-old victim of a brutal beating near a Missouri school may be suffering from brain damage but her parents are thankful for the outpouring of support and “remain hopeful” she will fully recover.

Kaylee Gain’s parents broke their silence to thank the medical team for working “tirelessly” on her behalf and admitted there is a “very long road ahead” in her recovery.

“We are so grateful for the amazing medical staff who have been working tirelessly to give her the best possible chance at a full recovery,” the girl’s parents said in a statement added to a GoFundMe started by Gain’s cousin.

“We know she has a very long road ahead of her but we remain hopeful. We are so overwhelmed by all the support and love,” they added.

The initial GoFundMe page has raised over $214,000 since the shocking incident was caught on video and went viral.

“In minutes, this family’s life shattered when their only daughter was assaulted outside of a North County high school,” the crowdfunding page started by family friend Sarah Hall noted.”She was left alone on the ground to convulse before EMTs arrived on the scene. She was admitted to one of the local hospitals in Saint Louis with a skull fracture and frontal lobe damage.”

“Her mother and father are staying by her side night and day hoping to bring her back to the Kaylee they know and love. Your support would help with lost wages and piling up medical bills due to intensive care treatment,” Hall added.

“Why is someone recording a fight like this and not calling for help? Just seeing her on the ground helpless and how there was an outbreak of other fights around her and she’s just laying there, but no one was coming to help her,” therapist Dr. Leslie Davis told KSDK News.

A 15-year-old girl, presumably the one seen in the video, was arrested over the weekend and is reportedly in custody.

Because of the brutality of the assault, some have called for the teen to be tried as an adult.

“This evil and complete disregard for human life has no place in Missouri, or anywhere. I am praying for the victim,” Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey wrote on X.

“The criminal should be charged and tried as an adult. If the victim dies, that offense should rise to a homicide,” he added.

Frieda Powers


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

Latest Articles