11-year-old girl attacked with acid during playground argument in Detroit


An 11-year-old girl was attacked with acid during an argument at a playground in Detroit last Sunday, a report said.

Deaira Summers was at the Vernor Elementary School playground with her siblings and cousin when an argument ensued between the cousin and a 12-year-old girl, according to .

The 12-year-old girl’s mother handed her a bottle of acid that she threw on the girls. Summers, who was not involved in the fight, suffered severe burns on her back, legs, and arms.

Summers tore off her shirt and took off running toward home as the acid burned through her clothing.

“Two seconds later, it started like burning and went through my shirt, my shorts,” Summers told


. “I was screaming and I was crying.”

Her family took her to a hospital for treatment, where she stayed for three days.

The 12-year-old, who has not been named publicly, was charged with assault and intent to do bodily harm after throwing an unidentified acid on Deaira Summers, her cousin, and her siblings.

Summers’ mother, Dominique, told WSAZ that the hospital didn’t know what kind of acid the unidentified girl had thrown on her daughter.


The New York Post has reached out to the family for comment.

Although the preteen is out of the hospital, she has to wrap her left arm and legs as she continues to heal from the “traumatizing” experience.

“I feel like there should be consequences because I didn’t do nothing to that girl,” Summers told the outlet.


Summers’ grandmother Debra Golston said the girl was “lucky to be alive” after suffering from third-degree burns.

The suspect appeared in court for a preliminary hearing on Saturday and was given a $10,000 bond. She was ordered to have no contact with Summers or any of the other witnesses.

The 12-year-old is due back in court on July 18.



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