SPARTA, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A Sparta school mother wants the school district and police to do something about her claim her son is the victim of bullying.
Misty Morales raised her concerns at Tuesday night's board meeting. She says last Tuesday her son was riding the bus home from school when a boy made fun of him about a stain on his sweater. She says the verbal harassment turned physical when someone slapped her son in the face then punched and choked him.
Morales has filed a report with police who obtained the surveillance video and are investigating the incident.
Morales told the board her son continues to be victimized. "I want to know why. Where are the supervisors? Where are these teachers to take care of my children? I'm sending my children to school in one piece, without abrasions, tears in their clothes, they need to come back the same way."
Sparta Superintendent John Hendricks did say the district did respond to the incident, but citing student confidentiality, could not say what action was taken.
Sparta Police Chief Michael Kass in a news release Tuesday stated that the school district has already taken some action against one of the students involved.
SPARTA, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The Sparta Police Department is investigating an incident where a teenager was harassed on the school bus.
Parent Misty Morales said her 13-year-old son was riding the bus home from school last Tuesday when a boy started making fun at him about a stain on his sweater. Morales said the verbal harassment turned physical when someone slapped her son in the face, punched him in the mouth and put him in a choke hold.
Sparta Police Chief Mike Kass said Morales filed a report with the department and surveillance video from the bus was obtained.
In a news release sent out Tuesday afternoon, Chief Kass says their investigation is continuing until later this week. The release states that investigators have interviewed students and reviewing surveillance video from the bus. Chief Kass did not say what was captured on the video.
He added in the release the school district has already taken some action against one of the students involved.
Sparta Superintendent John Hendricks told News 19 the school has already responded to the incident. He declined how the district responded citing student confidentiality.
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