An 8-year-old boy in Tomball Independent School District suffered a traumatic brain injury after being bullied in an elementary school bathroom on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Christian Boynton, 8, was beaten unconscious by three students at Lakewood Elementary School in Tomball, Texas, his sister Kailee Boynton said.
Christian Boynton was beaten so severely he was rushed to Texas Children’s Hospital where the doctors said he suffered minor brain bleeding.
Christian was released from TCH hours later and is expected to be okay.
The family said this isn’t the first time Christian has been bullied, according to KPRC.
The district said they investigated the incident but were not at liberty to talk about the students’ punishments.
The police also investigated the incident but ultimately determined the culprits were too young to face the charges.
Children under 10 cannot be prosecuted for committing crimes under Texas law, according to the news station, but the Department of Family and Protective Services can work with the children involved and their families, according to WFLA.
“Details of a school investigation by CPS are confidential, but, in a situation like this, we would investigate to determine if the children were being supervised properly when the alleged incident happened. Once our investigation is complete, we turn the results over to the school district and the TEA,” Tiffani Butler, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, said.