Georgia student with cerebral palsy brutally battered by gang of teens in school
The attack reportedly started after the teens saw the victim playing around with a female friend whom he accidentally scratched
CLAYTON COUNTY, GEORGIA: The mother of a physically challenged student is asking for charges against a group of teens who brutally roughed up her son. The victim who is not named suffers from cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and has the use of just one of his arms.
The video of the attack was shared by the mother who was also not named, according to a report by WSB-TV. The students can be seen jumping and battering the victim in a gang-like attack in the gymnasium of North Clayton High School. The school is situated about 17 minutes south of Atlanta. “He’s on the bleachers, in between the bleachers,” the mother told the outlet. “Everybody is jumping, kicking, punch[ing] ... he has cerebral palsy, so he only uses one of his arms. So he couldn’t fight back even if he wanted to,” she added.
The attack reportedly started after the teens saw the victim playing around with a female friend whom he accidentally scratched. The smacking continued for several minutes and the boy suffered several bruises and cuts on his face. “His leg was injured ... he couldn’t walk out of the school yesterday,” she also told the station. “I had to almost carry him out to the car.”
He also suffered a serious epileptic seizure when he reached home that lasted about three minutes and was likely related to the attack. The mother also added that she saw no teachers anywhere near the mob-like attack. “I heard a whistle on the video, but I didn't see a teacher in sight,” she told. “One of his friends, a girl, she was breaking it up,” she added.
She said that the teachers assured her that proper measures would be taken against the students who attacked her son. However, she added that she is not planning on allowing her son to return to the school due to what she saw on the screen. “It’s terrible,” she noted. “I can’t even watch the video anymore.”
The Clayton County School District representative stated that the officials are investigating the matter and working with the local police to address it.