EAST ST. LOUIS, Sick. (KMOV) – Cellular phone footage captured at the least six minors assaulting a 12-year-old East St. Louis pupil after faculty Wednesday.
Dominique McNeal, the mom of the 12-year-old boy seen being assaulted within the cellular phone video, confirmed to Information 4 that her son is a pupil at Lincoln Center within the East St. Louis Faculty District.
“He tried to combat me. I wasn’t making an attempt to combat him,” the 12-year-old sufferer advised Information 4. “They began leaping me and stuff like that. They took my bookbag and began hitting me with it. They only bully me for no motive.”
“You need to educate your kids it’s not okay to bully,” McNeal mentioned.
McNeal advised Information 4 she went along with her son shortly after the incident to seek out out what occurred and discuss to the children’ mother and father.
“The children, unexpectedly, had been nonetheless standing there,” she mentioned. “With the mother and father, it acquired form of confrontational to the purpose the place I acquired taken to jail.”
The East St. Louis Faculty District despatched Information 4 the next assertion concerning the incident:
“The protection and well-being of our college students is all the time our prime precedence. The incident occurred in the neighborhood after faculty hours. Since studying of the occasion final night, faculty workers have been supporting the scholar who was the goal of this incident and can proceed to offer ongoing social and emotional help. Faculty and district personnel have been working with regulation enforcement to help their investigation. College students who take part in bullying or acts of violence obtain disciplinary penalties following an investigation and due course of.”
The East St. Louis Police Division confirmed at the least six minors concerned within the incident are in custody.
“There must be, in my perception, just like the social justice form of mannequin the place they arrive collectively they usually attempt to work it out across the desk,” mentioned de-escalation professional, Debra Mize, who spent a few years educating college students these abilities Metro East faculties.
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