Teenager Attacked in March, Mother Wants Justice

Teenager Attacked in March, Mother Wants Justice

By Kim Powell
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - On March 27th, a 15-year-old was allegedly jumped by six or seven other students on his way home from school, several others watched the fight and some even recorded it and uploaded it to Facebook. The family wants to remain anonymous in order to protect the teen's identity, but say they were shocked when they saw the video. "He was on the ground the whole time and he was kicked in his head over and over, and they just kept hitting him. Every time he tried to get up, they would just keep attacking him," the boy's mother said.

After the attack, the boy walked home with what his mother described as blood running down his face. He got two black eyes, marks on his neck, a concussion, and spent the rest of the day in the emergency room.

"Oh I was upset, I couldn't believe it that kids could be that mean, that kids could do something like that," the mother said. "It's awful when you see your own child like that."

His mother says that since the attack, she's been working with the Midland Police Department and the school district to make sure something gets done. She claims her son has always been picked on, but this time he doesn't want to go back to school.

"It's never been to a point where he's scared to go back, he always goes back," the victim's cousin said.

"You know he has his own problems and this just makes it worse. He gets up, goes to school everyday and faces all the people that are ugly to him, and he still goes," his mother said.

The family says that because the fight was uploaded to social media, the teen has become an even bigger target.

"I just wish the bullying would stop and I hope this doesn't happen to someone else's kid," his mother said.

The school district did not issue an official statement, but says that they take situations like these very seriously and bullying is strictly prohibited.