Junior High Student Assaulted in School Classroom, Victim Speaks Out

by Anayeli Ruiz
NewsWest 9
MIDLAND- A young boy and his mother are speaking out. A junior high student says he was punched in the back of the head in class and passed out. Now it's being investigated by the school and police as a possible case of bullying. 
13-year-old John goes to Goddard Junior High. We have changed his identity to try and protect him.  John says he is constantly being bullied by other students.

"Multiple kids, teasing, pushing, kicking, name calling but this one particular kid has been on going since the beginning of school," John said.

With the constant tormenting, he says it makes him feel like he cant go to school.

"I have done everything I can. I have used my resources, I have told the teacher, I have told the security officer, I told the principal, I have left it alone, I have walked away, I confronted him, I am done. I do not want to go to this school anymore," John said.

But Wednesday was the worst he's endured so far, John was in his sixth period when he was punched in the back head.

"I felt an impact in the back of my head," John said.

John was knocked out for a few minutes and was transported to the hospital. His mom said the doctors told her he had a very mild head injury.

"A blow to the back of the head is not ok and it could of easily been much worse and it frustrates me and I just don't know what to do," John's mom, Lauren, said.

Lauren says she has been dealing with the bullying for a while and it seems to her that the school isn't dong anything about it.

"They did know, I talked to the principal myself. He has talked to the teachers, he talked to the security officer," Lauren said.

Lauren says she is tired of this behavior and wants the school to put an end to it.

"I just want it to stop," Lauren said.

All John wants is to be able to go to school without fear.

"I want to be happy. I want to go to school, see my friends and have fun. I'm scared it's going to happen again," John said.

NewsWest 9 spoke to the Goddard School Principal and he says they have done a bully report. The school will have them take peer counseling measures. Their investigation is ongoing.

The School said they're going to try and keep these kids separate.

The police also has an investigation ongoing.