9-year-old student at Detroit's Mackenzie Elementary speaks out after being attacked by bullies

Posted at 6:25 PM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 18:25:25-04

A third grade student at Detroit’s Mackenzie Elementary is sharing a painful story of a brutal attack at the hands of bullies.

Any parent would be outraged by what happened to this little girl. Today, we're asking Mackenzie Elementary what they're doing to stop bullying.

For 9-year-old Laila Gould it was a terrifying experience she will never forget.

During recess Monday she was on the playground when she says two other 3rd grade girls pushed her down and punched and kicked her in the head repeatedly.

After it was over she called her mother - crying.

Even worse, her mother Rachel Wilson says after a trip to the emergency room where doctors confirmed a closed head injury neither the school principal nor DPS police did anything about it.

Rachel is now planning to pull her daughter out of the school on West Chicago, especially considering its the same elementary where children recently were having to sit on milk crates instead of using chairs.

Laila says the experience of being bullied and ignore has taken the fun of school.

We reached out to the school district for comment on this. They tell us they are investigating the matter.