A special needs student was injured on May 11 when a group of children threw pieces of cement at her school bus in Philadelphia.
Courtney Clancy, a 20-year-old who has seizures and some behavioral disorders, was heading home on her school bus along with eight other students from the School of the Future in Philadelphia, when a group of children reportedly began pelting cement at the bus. One of the pieces smashed a window and hit Clancy, who had been on the phone with her mother at the time.
“I heard her crying in the background on the phone,” said Clancy’s mother, Gina, to WCAU-TV. “‘Mom, I’m hurt! Mom, I’m hurt! Please come help me!’”
Clancy sustained injuries to her face and one of her eyes due to the shattered glass.
"Her face is all bleeding," Gina told NBC10. "She has blood on her wrists, plus on her arms.”
The 20-year-old was taken to Presbyterian Hospital to be treated.
"I can't see out of one eye," Clancy told NBC10 after she was released from the hospital.
Doctors are afraid that Clancy may still have glass in her eye and she is expected to return to the hospital for a check-up.
Gina has expressed anger over the attack and wants the kids responsible to be detained and brought to justice.
“I want this boy to be found,” said Clancy to WCAU. “That’s all I want. Just everything to be over and [him to] be in prison and looking back that what he did was wrong.”
Six children are believed to have been involved in the incident and their attack was captured on a city camera, according to police. No arrests have been made, though CBS 3 reported that police want those who know the children responsible to come forward.
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