Dalila Ali Rajah
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Trans Teen Victim of Vicious Anti-LGBTQ+ Assault for Second Time

Fourteen-year-old Florida teenager Chad Sanford next to a still of them being attacked.

A transgender teen in Florida, who made headlines last year after she was brutally attacked in school, has been violently attacked again. And for a second time, the viciousness was caught on video.

In an interview with Miami's ABC affiliate WPLG, Chad Sanford, 14, said she heard a knock on her Pampano Beach home door. She thought it was friends inviting her out, but the group was anything but friendly.

She says after leaving home, the group assaulted her without warning.

"They came behind me and jumped me," she said of the attackers.

"Don't come around me with that gay sh*t!" she told the outlet the assailants yelled at her as they began beating her.

In a video obtained by WPLG, which may be difficult for some to watch, three boys kick and beat Sanford relentlessly while a fourth boy lurks, contemplating joining in the assault.

Chad Sanford being beaten by a group of teenagers in Florida.

Sanford has endured two beatings in just over a year. Video of the first attack appeared on the internet in May 2021 after being bullied by classmates in a hallway at Deerfield Beach Middle School.

In that video, Sanford — then in sixth grade — was walking when an older teen grabbed her from behind and slammed her to the ground.

Chad Sanford being bullied and body-slammed in Deerfield Middle School's hallway.

Several high-profile people voiced outrage over Sanford's beating, including Beyonce's mother, Tina Knowles.

Broward Sheriff's Office told The Advocate that some suspects had been caught.

"Two juveniles were arrested for simple battery and public orders crime prejudice," public information officer Claudinne Caro wrote in a statement. "The juveniles were transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center."

Caro added that the investigation is ongoing.

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