CANOGA PARK (CBSLA.com) — A West Hills mother is fighting back after she says her sixth-grade son was beat up at school.
On Friday, Octavia Lindlahr filed a police report after spending the previous night in the emergency room as her son was checked out.
“He kicked me in the shin and then he grabbed my head and he shoved it on the wall,” 11-year-old Max Lindlahr told CBS2’s Laurie Perez. He said he lost vision after hitting his head.
Max says the incident unfolded after he got a “little bit of mud” on another student’s new shoes while on the soccer field.
“He got very mad,” Max said of the student.
His mom says the emergency room doctor confirmed a concussion.
Perez reports that the school president confirms the two boys, whom Max said beat him up, have been suspended for two days.
But Lindlahr wants more to be done, such as, counseling for the kids and their parents. She says that’s why she got police involved.
Officers have volunteered to meet with all three families.
Lindlahr said: “Max is here today and he’s OK, emotionally he is not so OK, but physically he’s fine. But the next kid … what if not?”
Ingenium Charter School leaders said they have a legal obligation to first investigate and will then decide whether additional punishments be imposed.