A third grade Texas student was rushed to the hospital by ambulance on Tuesday after alleged bathroom bullies beat him until they knocked him out, then kept beating him after he was down.
KHOU 11 reports that the incident happened at Lakewood Elementary School in Tomball, when three children allegedly cornered 8-year-old Christian Boynton in the school bathroom. According to the victim’s sister, Kailee Boynton, the attack was unprovoked.
“They pinned my brother down. They were beating him. They beat him to the point of unconsciousness, where they continued to beat him,” Kailee Boynton said. “They went through his backpack.”
First responders who arrived at the school rushed Christian to Texas Children’s Hospital, where doctors said the boy had brain bleeding. Physicians monitored Christian for hours before allowing him to leave. Physically, he’s expected to be OK.
Kailee Boynton said Christian, who she described as kind, told her that perhaps the other children were having a bad day when they attacked him.
“He told me ‘maybe they’re just having a rough day.’ He is so nice and kind that he can’t even fathom the fact that someone would want to hurt him or be cruel to him.”
According to the family, this isn’t the first time Christian has been bullied at the school. Administrators said they plan to hold the alleged bullies accountable.
“We are thoroughly investigating the incident and will take appropriate disciplinary measures for all those involved. As always, student safety is our first priority in Tomball ISD,” a statement issued by the school district read.
Christian will be returning to school, but his family said they are working with administrators to ensure nothing like this happens again. Kailee Boynton told ABC 13 that her parents are more concerned with spreading awareness about bullying instead of blaming the school.
“My parents don’t have anything negative to say about the school. They want to work with the school. They don’t think there’s anything wrong with Tomball ISD, they just want to address the situation altogether.”
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