Another violent attack involving a 14-year-old victim was caught on camera in front of the school almost two weeks before the first one.
TOLEDO, Ohio – After a 14-year-old boy was found beaten and passed out outside Whittier Elementary in West Toledo last week, another boy was assaulted at the same location almost two weeks earlier.
The 11-year-old victim’s mother believes some of the same young suspects were involved in both attacks.
The mother, who did not want to be identified, said her 11-year-old son and his two older brothers went to school late in the evening on May 4 to play in the park. The 11-year-old got into an argument with another child and a 1: 1 fight ensued, which resulted in other children stepping up.
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The mother says her son’s older brothers tried to protect him.
“You can clearly see them stamping on his head in the video,” said the mother in a telephone interview. “I was heartbroken. It could have been a lot worse than it was.”
The 11-year-old suffered scratches and bruises, but his mother says he was born with a bladder of spinal fluid in the brain so a wrong hit could have killed him.
Another violent attack was caught on camera in front of the school almost two weeks later.
Witnesses told police they saw attackers suffocate and knock a 14-year-old boy to death. The boy was kicked and beaten and a bicycle was picked up and hit in the head. The attackers then fled the scene.
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The police are still looking for the suspects and no arrests have been made.
Police said it was not true that the attack was only published on social media.
The 11-year-old’s mother said she would file charges this week.
“I hope it never happens to you or someone you love because it’s heartbreaking. Do something creative with your time or be constructive,” she said.
We received this statement from the Toledo Public Schools:
“The safety of our students remains a top priority for Toledo public schools. During the summer vacation, Toledo police officers will patrol the neighborhoods of our schools to avoid potential problems between youngsters in the neighborhood. During the school year The Ministry of Public Security of the district provides this kind of support to our schools and students. “