Charges are being pressed against a 14-year-old Massachusetts boy after he gave a 14-year-old girl a deep gash above her left eye while “horsing around" at school.
The incident is receiving attention after the girl’s mother took to Facebook to share her frustration with how the school handled the injury. The mother said school administrators never called authorities to report the incident. They only called her and asked her to pick up her daughter from school.
“This is my 14 year old daughter, she was assaulted this morning by a boy in her school,” the mother writes. “The school never called authorities to report it…They called me to tell me to pick her up. I had to tell them to transport my daughter to the hospital. I leave work from Holyoke to Baystate and I still had to wait an additional 15-20 minutes for my daughter to arrive at the hospital.”
Massachusetts news station WGGB reports police will be charging the boy and are continuing to investigate the incident. A spokesperson for the girl’s school said disciplinary action has been taken against the male student and the school is fully cooperating with police during the investigation.