A third-grader in Tomball Independent School District suffered a traumatic brain injury after he was attacked by bullies at his elementary school on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Christian Boynton, 8, was beaten unconscious by three children in the bathroom at Lakewood Elementary School in Tomball, Texas, his sister Kailee said.

The family said this isn’t the first time Christian has been bullied.

The children cornered Christian in the bathroom, then beat and kicked him until he was unconscious, KHOU 11 News reported.

“They pinned my brother down. They were beating him. They beat him to the point of unconsciousness, where they continued to beat him,” Kailee said. “They went through his backpack.”

He was later transferred to Texas Children’s Hospital where the doctors said Christian’s brain was bleeding.

Neurologists monitored Christian for several hours before he was released from TCH. He is expected to be okay.

Tomball ISD has released a statement regarding Christian’s injuries:

“We are thoroughly investigating the incident and will take appropriate disciplinary measures for all those involved. As always, student safety is our first priority in Tomball ISD.”​