CLAIM: STUDENT WAS TARGETED FOR THE “SKULL CRUSHER”… OTHER KIDS HAD CELLPHONES READY TO RECORD…
WHERE WERE THE TEACHERS?
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A horrific attack at Boca Raton Middle School has led to the filing of a major lawsuit against the Palm Beach County School District. Lawyers want to know where why no teachers were supervising a group of apparent bullies waiting for a school bus.
According to the complaint just filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court and obtained by BocaNewsNow.com, a Boca Raton Middle School student was asked to perform dance moves for a group of kids who apparently had planned to attack him for a TikTok video. The 13-year-old, known as a dance student, obliged when kids asked him to show them certain moves. But when in the air, the unsupervised bullies allegedly swiped the teen’s legs out from under him, forcing him to fall on his arm and face. He sustained significant injuries. This is how the heinous act is described in the lawsuit:
“That on or about March 31, 2021, the minor was in the bus pick-up area waiting to catch his bus home. The minor has been involved in the arts, particularly dance, during this time. A group of students began gathering together and many started to take out their phones in anticipation of an incident taking place. This gathering and the taking out of phones should have put the school staff on notice that something was about to happen. A group of the students had requested the minor to show them some of his dance moves. In particular, how high he could jump. Unbeknownst to the minor, these students had told the other students that had gathered that they were going to perform a TIKTOK act known as a “Skull Crusher” act on the minor when he attempted his jump. The “Skull Crusher” act had become popular on social media. It involves a child being asked to jump and then other children swipe the child’s legs out from under them causing the child to land violently on the ground. The “Skull Crusher” act had been shown on social media some causing serious injuries to children.
At the time of the incident, the minor had never heard of the “Skull Crusher” act. As the minor, attempted his jump at least two (2) students swiped his legs out from under him causing him to fall violently to the ground (the entire incident was recorded on multiple student’s cell phones and disseminated on social media). The video depicts the minor landing on his right arm with the arm being fractured. The audio from the video depicts the cry of pain from the minor after he hit the ground.
As a result of that impact, the minor was in significant pain. He was taken to the nurse’s office. It was clear from the video that his right arm was deformed due to the fracture. The school officials did not call fire rescue or seek any outside medical help. Instead, they called his mother who came to the school and was not told of how the incident happened. Instead, she was told that he had a fall. Immediately she recognized the seriousness of the injury and immediately took him to Boca Raton Community Hospital for evaluation. At the hospital it was confirmed that the minor had suffered a closed extra-articular fracture of distal end of right radius.”
The suit seeks in excess of $30,000 — the statutory minimum for filing in Palm Beach County. The Palm Beach County School District, as a matter of policy, does not comment on active litigation. It was not immediately clearly if criminal charges were pursued against the juveniles involved.
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