A boy who is getting ready to enter the 5th grade is in hot water after being charged with assault following a game similar to dodgeball at his elementary school.
10-year-old Bryce Lindley was playing a game like dodgeball where kids throw balls into the air instead directly at others. According to a police report, Bryce intentionally threw a ball at another boy’s face.
The victim’s mother says her son, “sustained facial tissue damage to his face. He had a black eye and a bruised nose.” Medical records show that the boy also suffered a concussion. The mom says her son has a medical condition that “makes head injuries especially dangerous.”
Lindley was suspended from school for one day. The incident occurred back on April 29th at Ruth Eriksson Elementary school in Michigan. But on July 24th, Bryce’s mother Cameishi got a call from Wayne County Juvenile Court saying he had been charged with aggravated assault for the incident.
Cameishi says, “I couldn’t believe it… I’m sorry that her child got hurt. I’d be sorry for any child that got hurt,” and says she wishes there was another way to resolve the incident outside of going to a courtroom. She also says neither she or Bryce knew that the other student had a medical condition.
Cameishi created a fundraiser to help pay for the legal fees involved with this case which are estimated to be around $4,000.