Girl in 'shovel girl' video appears in court


Girl in 'shovel girl' video appears in court

One of two girls seen fighting in a viral video known as the "shovel girl video," appeared in court today.

Emily Olinger, 14, of Bethel Twp., appeared in Miami County Juvenile Court before Judge W. McGregor Dixon, Jr., this morning. The judge entered a plea of denial on Olinger's behalf on a charge of deliquency by reason of disorderly conduct.

The video shows the two girls fighting in what's reported to be Olinger's yard. Nearly seven minutes into the video, Miranda Fugate, 14, is seen chasing after Olinger, who is headed for a door to a house. Fugate stops and turns back when she sees that Olinger has a shovel in her hand. Fugate runs and Olinger hurls the shovel, hitting Fugate in the back of the head. Fugate then falls to the ground.

Fugate, who is being referred to online as "Shovel Girl," eventually went to a hospital. She said the hit gave her a concussion, caused her to be deaf in one ear and she may need surgery.

The incident happened May 4. Fugate is scheduled to appear in court next month.

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