Jewlyes Gutierrez admits to starting a fight last year at Hercules High School. But she claims she acted in self-defense against a student who had been bullying her.
More than 200,000 people signed a change.org petition to drop the charges against her.
Thursday, a Contra Costa County superior court judge allowed Gutierrez to enter a restorative justice program. If she completes it, the charges could be dropped.