A man at a school in Washington, D.C., was caught on camera assaulting a 7-year-old boy. The man is the parent of a child who goes to the school; however, his name has not been made public yet.
In the surveillance footage, you can barely see it. He is just walking down a hallway to the door. Then, he punches the child. Next, we see the man leave from the door, and the boy is on the ground.
The victim, John McLean, said:
“I was in the hallway, the day was on Wednesday and then somebody punched me in my stomach. It made my stomach real painful.”
His mother, Lena, said:
“You watched my son on that ground and you didn’t do nothing … and all you could say to me is you were playing.”
“You don’t bully a child, you don’t torment a child. I wouldn’t do that to you. I wouldn’t do that to none of your kids. I’ll feel much better when he is locked up.”
A police investigation is underway. The school said this in a letter about the incident:
“The health and safety of our students, teachers, and staff remains our number one priority and we will continue to work closely with the police to ensure that students and staff are safe at school.”
The school also said this was:
“…An isolated incident [that] occurred on campus between a student and a family acquaintance who was also a Spring Academy parent.”
The McLean family knows this person. They said he had never hurt her child before. The child did nothing to provoke the man. He needs to face assault charges at least.
Ms. McLean now has to worry about the safety of her other children as well. Hopefully, this guy is found and brought to just soon.
Watch the surveillance footage here:
Featured image via YouTube screenshot.