|Updated: 9/06/2012 9:03 am
||Published: 9/05/2012 8:40 pm
A Tulsa teen was attacked Tuesday morning while waiting for the school bus at Ben Hill Park near Pine Street and North Cincinnati Avenue in north Tulsa.
Around 7:30 a.m., a man wearing a ski mask rode up on a bike and started leveling the child into the ground. Police believe this all stems from a fight between two middle schoolers last week.
“This is a new school year, and stuff like this is happening now. It's too soon,” the injured teen’s mother told FOX23.
The child has staples in his head, contusions on his face, arms, and legs as well as facial swelling stemming from the attack. FOX23 is not showing his face or saying his name because his family is worried about retaliation.
Carletta, the 13-year-old’s mother, says the other boy started the fight, but he didn't win.
“The boy that he fought rides the same bus,” she said.
She thinks the kid that fought her son pointed him out to an adult family member Tuesday morning, and Tulsa Police say that family member is a person of interest in the attack.
“He's hurt. He’s got concussions, and they said he's going to be messed up for about a month. My son is injured,” Carletta told FOX23.
Carletta told FOX23 witnesses say the attacker also threatened her son with a gun.
“I have to look at that everyday until he heals. I just don't want (any) other parent to go through what I am going through right now,” she said.
She wants her son's attacker to come forward and admit what he did.
“If you want to fight, you call me out, if you want to hurt somebody, you hurt an adult. You don't hurt a child.”
She says this was son's first year riding the bus, and it will also be his last.
Tulsa Public Schools did have a transportation monitor at the bus stop Wednesday to make sure nothing further happened.
If charged, the person who attacked Carletta's son will face assault charges and possibly child abuse charges.
As for the fight that happened last week, both Carletta's son and the other child involved in the fight have been suspended from school for their roles in what happened last week.