A young boy was heartbroken when he was told that he would be charged with assault after the mother of his classmate claimed he intentionally threw a ball at her son’s face.
10-year-old Bryce Lindley was playing dodge ball at Ruth Eriksson Elementary when he accidentally hit his classmate in the face.
The boy sustained a concussion, according to WXYZ. But Bryce’s mother Cameishi Lindley didn’t expect that her child would be charged with aggravated assault.
Cameishi received a call from the Wayne County Juvenile Court. According to reports, the mother of the student filed charges against Bryce, accusing him of intentionally throwing the ball at his face.
“He sustained facial issue damage to his face. He had a black eye and a bruised nose,” the student’s mother said to WXYZ.
Bryce had been suspended from school for a day. His mother believes that punishment was already enough.
“This is a kid that was playing on the playground with his friends,” Cameishi expressed.
But the other student’s mother said this wasn’t the first time her son had been injured. “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”.”
Cameishi said she wasn’t aware of other incidents but questioned why the boy was allowed to play if he has a severe medical condition.
One Twitter user wrote: “There is a 10 year old black boy, Bryce, in America who has been hit with an aggravated assault charge via Dodgeball. All because the white boy’s mother, who knew about his illness, didn’t specify to the school that her child should not be involved with that type of sport.”
Another wrote: Some 10 year olds were playing dodgeball on the playground at school. A white kid got hit with the ball. Then they charged the 10 year old Black child with assault.
“This is why we should not prioritize any of these border issues, while our kids are racially targeted.”
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