The mother of a Callaway High School student has not allowed her son to return to classes since she said the bullying victim was attacked.
The sophomore said it happened on the way to the bus, and before the day was over he was in an emergency room.
"Sometimes I feel like just dropping out of school," said Dewayne Rudd.
The Callaway High student says the bullying he endures is taking its toll.
The 15 year old reluctantly spoke about the situation, because he said fears retaliation.
Dewayne told WLBT that Thursday he was attacked by another student at the end of school who asked to borrow his cell phone.
"Zachary Denson...He slid it in his pocket and he had started to walk off and then he had said 'It's over with'. So then I had stopped him. Then that's when he turned around and hit me. Then we had got to fighting," said Rudd.
The 10th grader said the 18 year old punched him repeatedly and threw him against a brick wall.
He was treated at River Region Medical Center for a fractured shoulder and injuries to his nose, face and mouth.
"They don't have no problems with him, but it's just people feel that he's an easy target," said the 15 year old's mother Litvate Weathers.
The 39 year old lab technician said this is the second bullying incident involving her son this year.
"The boy only got five days that did this incident to him last Thursday. But Dewayne has severe pain medication he has to take longer than five days. He's in a sling and he has to go back to the doctor for follow up in another two weeks," said Weathers.
"This boy was bleeding out of his mouth and ear. You should have called an ambulance," said Rudd's aunt Bertha Tennon, who went to the school and met with school officials after the incident.
Tennon and Dewayne's mother are upset that Callaway School administrators did not call for police or medical attention.
Weathers has filed criminal charges against the 18 year old Callaway student.
"There have been discipline incidents where her son has been involved, and those incidents have been investigated and action upon in accordance with district policy," said J.P.S. Interim Superintendent Dr. Jayne Sargent in a statement.
Weathers said she is especially upset that school officials have not taken the bullying incidents seriously.
She plans to take legal action against the school district.
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