YPSILANTI, Mich. (WXYZ) — A parent of a student at Lincoln High School in Ypsilanti is telling 7 Action News his son was the victim of a violent attack last week on his way to school.
The parent says his son was punched by another student, and his injuries left him unconscious and hospitalized.
BUS ATTACK: Letter posted by school district superintendent in Ypsilanti describes ALTERCATION on school bus. The parent of student involved says his son was knocked UNCONSCIOUS, & police were NOT called right away. District is discouraging videos being posted. @wxyzdetroit #6PM pic.twitter.com/dfKYcHzwy0— Simon Shaykhet WXYZ (@simonshaykhet) November 18, 2019
DEVELOPING: “He didn’t even know who I was. He didn’t know who his mom was. The EMOTIONS are really hard to express right now, and this needs to STOP right here and now. We are so hurt by what happened.” Father of teen attacked on school bus. @wxyzdetroit #6PM pic.twitter.com/LFFmjBGi73— Simon Shaykhet WXYZ (@simonshaykhet) November 18, 2019
Furthermore, the parent says the bus driver continued riding around without immediately contacting police. The Superintendent for the district disputes that claim, and tells us that law enforcement was promptly notified.
The parent of the student has hired an attorney in the meantime and is speaking out at a 5 p.m. press conference. He’s alleging bullying is a larger problem at the school. So far, the district is not telling us what type of discipline will be issued against the student or students responsible.
A statement regarding the incident has been posted on their website, as well as below: