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Teen brawl nets one arrest

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By Cheryl Lasseter - bio | email

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Gigi Bloodsaw asked us not to show her face because she fears for the safety of her family.

"I want all parties arrested. I want justice served," Bloodsaw says.

She says on March 3 her son, 13-year-old Vandrey Jones, was roughed up by a group of fellow Whitten Middle School students.

He told her about it when she arrived home to the Forest Hill Place subdivision that evening.

The next day, it got worse.

Bloodsaw told her son to get off the bus at a different bus stop on March 4, in front of the subdivision office, so the manager could watch him.

Bloodsaw says the same kids got to him. "Kicked in the head countless times. He had two big knots in the crown of his head," she says.  

Jones was treated and released at C.M.M.C. Bloodsaw is upset at the slow pace of the investigation.

She filed a complaint with JPD Internal Affairs, and a probe has been launched into how the responding officer handled the situation. Assistant Chief Lee Vance took the reins and made one arrest this week. Two more are pending.  "We should be able to get our hands on 'em pretty quickly," he says.

Bloodsaw says she had tried to warn school officials about the brawl that occurred the day before, so she holds the school responsible too. "The bus driver is aware that all those children do not get off on one stop like that. She closed the door, kept going," Bloodsaw says.

She's still not sure if she'll send her son back to school after Spring Break.

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