WEST HILLS (CBSLA.com) — A 9-year-old claims a classmate broke her arm—and another girl’s arm—during an after-school program at an elementary school in West Hills.
Kaylee Cottrell, who attends Hamlin Street Elementary School, said she was playing tag with a 10-year-old boy and her friend last Thursday when the boy became violent.READ MORE: Man Fatally Shot In Officer-Involved Shooting In San Fernando
“First, he shoved (my friend) into the window, so I jumped in and told him to stop,” she said.
Kaylee said when she tried to protect her friend, the boy told her, “What are you gonna do about it?”
“Then he pushed me against the table and hit me,” she said. “He took my arm, he twisted it, pulled back, and then pulled up.”
A supervisor, who students call a coach, was outside playing kickball when the girls were injured.
“I told him. I asked for an ice pack and he said, ‘No, your arm looks fine,’” Kaylee said.READ MORE: Police Say 12 Arrested In Huntington Beach As Demonstrators Clash
The Los Angeles Unified School District confirmed the incident to KCAL9’s Serene Branson and said the supervisor was terminated.
Tiffany Cottrell, Kaylee’s mother, said the district needs to do more to discipline the young boy.
“Something has to happen. He brutally attacked these girls. This wasn’t just kids playing,” she said. “To this day, the boy has not been suspended. He’s only (been suspended) from the after-school program. He’s still in her class.”
Kaylee said, “I feel scared. I feel like I’m going to get hurt again.”
On Tuesday, Branson reported that parents were upset they weren’t notified by Hamlin Street administrators about the assault.MORE NEWS: LAUSD Begins Phased-In Reopening Starting This Week
The adults said they’d like the 10-year-old to seek counseling or be removed from the school.