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3 Teen Girls Charged As Adults In Temple Brick Assault

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The suspects have been identified as Najee Bilaal, 16, Zaria Estes, 15, and Kanesha Gainey, 15. The suspects have been identified as Najee Bilaal, 16, Zaria Estes, 15, and Kanesha Gainey, 15.
NORTH PHILADELPHIA -

Three teens accused of assaults around Temple University's campus are being charged as adults, prosecutors said Wednesday morning.

The three are among a group of five teenage girls who were arrested Tuesday for the alleged attacks on strangers late last week.

The suspects have been identified as Najee Bilaal, 16, Zaria Estes, 15, and Kanesha Gainey, 15.

Police say the group attacked Temple students, in one case hitting a victim in the face with a brick, and authorities say at least one tried to recruit a "flash mob" to take part in the attacks.

According to police, the suspects turned themselves in after seeing video released by police of them walking down the street.

Police are still looking for two suspects.

Some members of the Temple community, however, are upset at the way the university handled the situation, sending out an email three days after the incident.

Temple says it wasn't made aware of the attacks until several hours after the events took place – although Philadelphia Police Commissioner Ramsey seemed to dispute that Tuesday, saying a Temple police detective was at the hospital with one victim shortly after the Norris Street brick attack.

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office says the three teens charged as adults face aggravated assault, conspiracy, possessing instruments of crime, terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person counts.

Gainey's bail was set at $75,000, while bail for Estes and Bilaal was set at $100,000.

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