Family members: Elementary school student beaten during recess, suffers concussion

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- A family says their 9-year-old son came home from Greystone Upper Elementary with a concussion after being beaten during recess by other students.

"I just want to see something done because I would hate for this to happen to someone else's kid," Maudi Simpson said.

The alleged attack happend on Monday on the playground of Greystone Upper Elementary School.

"He's a new kid at the school and he's been trying to make friends, I guess, so he's been playing with several boys there," Simpson said.

Simpson said the boys were planning to do something that would get them in trouble, and her 9-year-old grandson didn't want to be a part of it.

"Once he shied away, the next day at school, they start bullying him and calling him names," Simpson said.

After that, she said the bullying became physical and they beat him on several different occasions. However, the most recent incident was more severe.

"It started out with just the two boys. They were playing, and then the one got serious," Simpson said. "My grandson asked, 'Are you serious, man?'Aand he goes 'Yeah.' By the time he said that, he smacks my grandson in the face."

Then, two older boys allegedly joined in the attack. Simpson said her grandson came home with a big bump on his head and a headache. He eventually started getting dizzy.

After a trip to the hospital, they learned it was a slight concussion.

"The police were called there and they told us that they couldn't take a report, that we had to give a report to the school," Simpson said.

Simpson claimed from what she heard, a teacher watched the incident but didn't step in.

Officials with the district released a statement saying:

“OKCPS is aware of the incident that occurred at Greystone Elementary. District and school officials have investigated the incident and have taken the appropriate actions to handle the situation. Any disciplinary action taken was in accordance with the OKCPS Student Code of Conduct. The safety of our students is a top priority and we will continue our efforts to maintain a safe learning environment inside all OKCPS schools.”

Simpson said she wanted the boys to receive a harsher punishment, like suspension.

However, through a program within OKCPS, they try and find alternative punishments that keep students in school.

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