An alleged assault by a student at Lasalle Community Comprehensive high school has left a 12-year-old boy with his mouth wired shut for at least the next two months. Some of his teeth were knocked out and his chin and jaw are broken.
Kyle Mcwhirter was allegedly choked, until he passed out, during a physical altercation with a classmate — a boy his mother calls a bully.
Crystal McWhirter says, what's worse, is her son spent an hour in the office before being taken to the hospital and the school didn't call police.
“My son Kyle could have lost his life! And that’s why I want this story to be heard, I want people to know that violence in schools is not being taken seriously, something needs to be done,” she said.
The principal of the school denies the allegation that McWhirter was targeted calling the incident "horsing around". The principal also suggests school officials acted swiftly and responsibly.
Meanwhile the mother of the alleged attacker suggests, on Facebook, that her son is the one who was being bullied and that McWhirter initiated the altercation.