According to a police report, a student was struck in the face with a ball during the game. That student’s mother said he has a medical condition that makes head injuries especially dangeroushe police report filed after the incident stated Bryce intentionally threw the ball at the boy’s face.
“He sustained facial tissue damage to his face. He had a black eye and a bruised nose,” the boy’s mother said. Medical records showed the then fourth grader also suffered a concussion.
“I couldn’t believe it,” said Cameishi Lindley regarding the charge.
Bryce was also suspended from school for one day and Lindley feels that the punishment should have ended there.
“This is a kid that was playing on the playground with his friends,” she said.
“I tried not to let it get to this point,” the alleged victim’s mother added.
The injured boy’s mother said her son had been targeted before, and that she reported it to the school in mid-April, prior to the incident.
“My son was hit twice in the face with a ball previously due to this. The child apologized to my son and my son said ‘mom it’s okay we’re still going to be friends’.”
She said his newest injury was the final straw, and that she was worried for her kid’s safety.
“I am unaware of any of those situations,” Lindley said. “I’m sorry that her child got hurt. I’d be sorry for any child that got hurt.”
Lindley feels though that these issues can be solved in the classroom and not in the courtroom.
My question is : IS THIS THE ONLY WAY THIS INCIDENT CAN BE HANDLED?