ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The city's school superintendent is recommending the board expel two girls accused of brutally attacking a 10-year-old girl on an elementary school playground.

Superintendent Jim Barker said he wants to ensure that the two girls, ages 10 and 11, do not attend classes with the girl, who suffered a broken hip in the April 3 attack.

The girls face aggravated assault and other charges. If they are found delinquent — the juvenile equivalent of a guilty verdict — they could be confined in a juvenile detention center or otherwise be kept under court supervision until they turn 21.