CANTON, Mich. (WXYZ/CNN) – After an accusation that he intentionally hit a classmate in the face during a dodgeball-like game, a 10-year-old boy from Michigan faces a charge of aggravated assault.
Mother Cameishi Lindley says she was shocked when she got a call last Wednesday from Wayne County Juvenile Court about her 10-year-old son Bryce Lindley. She was informed the rising fifth grader is charged with aggravated assault, following an incident at recess.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Lindley said. “This is a kid that was playing on the playground with his friends. These kids are basically playing a game we all have played.”
According to a police report, another then-fourth grade student was struck in the face with a ball during an April 29 game of a dodgeball-like sport. Medical records show that student suffered a concussion.
“He sustained facial tissue damage to his face. He had a black eye and a bruised nose,” said the boy’s mother, who did not want herself or her son identified.
The mother says her son has a rare medical condition that makes head injuries especially dangerous.
The police report filed after the incident alleges Bryce intentionally threw the ball at the other boy’s face. The 10-year-old was suspended from school for one day.
Lindley feels any punishment should have ended after her son was suspended.
However, the other boy’s mother says her son had been targeted before, and she reported it to the school in mid-April, prior to the April 29 incident.
“I tried not to let it get to this point,” the mother said. “My son was hit twice in the face with a ball previously, due to this. The child apologized to my son, and my son said, ‘Mom, it’s OK. We’re still going to be friends.’”
It’s unclear if Bryce was the child allegedly involved in the prior incidents.
Lindley says she wasn’t aware of the other incidents, and neither she nor Bryce knew of the other student’s medical condition.
“I’m sorry that her child got hurt. I’d be sorry for any child that got hurt,” Lindley said.
However, Lindley says due to his medical condition, she feels the boy shouldn’t have been playing the game in the first place.
The case will go before a juvenile court judge Aug 1 for a pre-trial conference.
Lindley created a fundraiser to help pay for her son’s legal fees, seeking to raise around $4,000. She raised almost four times her goal.
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9 thoughts on “Boy, 10, charged with assault after classmate suffers dodgeball injury”
Why was the kid susceptible to head injuries playing dodge ball ?
This is how you lose your second amendment rights these days
Aggravated assault while playing a game as a minor !!!???
My business is directed at the 18+ years of age and the number of young men that tell me they are “convicted felons” and never allowed to purchase firearms is staggering. All of them are for minor fisticuffs/self defense at school but they ALL get charged by pigs as felonies, regardless.
“However, Lindley says due to his medical condition, she feels the boy shouldn’t have been playing the game in the first place.”
Another shining example of how many people today simply do not want to take personal responsibility.
Yeah the kid should not have, just like kid with peanut allergy should not trade lunches… you have to take care of your self the world should not change or other people lose their ability to enjoy stuff because you can’t.
Kid has skull issues then plays gets hurt and sues this is why we have gotten to this place is others not taking responsibility for themselves.
So what’s next before kids play there is a consent and medical release form? When I was kid you got cool scars from play ground, you bled and broke things life went on you learned limits and gained respect for things that can hurt you.
When we played dodgeball I took off the glasses, lost a front tooth from it … went to nurse got bleeding stopped and back to class mom told me to dodge better next time.
What a bunch of sissies. Now our kids can’t play during recess without parents permission? And what is with these parents? Are they that much of a coward to not be able to politely talk about it or work something out with the school or each other? Have we degraded that much that we need Big brother to handle a 10 year old problem at school over a recess issue? Can’t people do anything for themselves anymore without calling daddy and mommy government for everything? If they do this, their kids are gonna do this too when they grow up. Great upbringing. (Sarcasm)
“The police report filed after the incident alleges Bryce intentionally threw the ball at the other boy’s face.”
Unless the boy SPECIFICALLY stated this to be the case… just HOW THE F%&K CAN ANYONE PROVE THAT THAT WAS HIS INTENT?????
INSANITY ABOUNDS!!! PURE SPECULATION AT BEST!!!!!
Now we all have to wear diapers
Because one jackass pissed his pants
“Boy, 10, charged with assault after classmate suffers dodgeball injury.”
“The mother says her son has a rare medical condition that makes head injuries especially dangerous.”
THE OTHER YOUNGUNS WILL TOUGHEN HIS LITTLE ASS UP IF YOU’LL GET YOUR JEW NOSE OUT OF IT.
THE LORD LENDS HIS PROTECTION TO THOSE THAT LOVE HIM……….. NEVERMIND. YOU, LADY, ARE THE DEFINITION OF AN IDIOT.