The family went to the hospital where police officers took a report, and pictures of the teen’s neck and swollen jaw.
“We are going to press charges,” said Angel. “We are going to do everything we can to keep her safe, because she is scared now.”
Representatives from Shelby County Schools have not commented.
Angel believes the adult driver should have broken up the fight before the choking began.
“The students are in the bus driver’s care at that moment. So, yes, I definitely think he should've been involved,” she said.
Memphis police are now working to determine who the attacker is, and the school is also looking into the matter, according to Angel.
“I just wish his parents would've taught him better,” she said.
As her daughter recovers from her injuries, Angel said she will be the one driving her to school.
“I'm scared for her. I don't even think I want to put her on the bus anymore,” she said.
All buses for Shelby County Schools have video cameras, school officials said.