“We’re going to hurt you,” Family says bullies taunt, attack 7-year-old at school

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AURORA, Colo. - A 7-year-old boy is recovering after his family says he was mercilessly bullied on the playground.

"We do send the kids to school to be protected and get a great education and it didn't turn out that way this time," Kevin Guilford told KDVR.

On Thursday, Guilford says a group of students at Fulton Elementary School walked up to 7-year-old Desmond Guilford and gave him an ultimatum.

"You have three seconds to run or we're going to hurt you," Guilford said.

"They, like, ran after me and said, 'Get him," Desmond said. "Then I ran and then I ran more faster, then one of them like tackled me."

Desmond fell face first into the concrete and suffered several scratches, bruises and a concussion.

Guilford says he confronted school leaders, who initially told him that Desmond fell and bumped his head.

"I was outraged," he said.

When he pushed for answers, he says the principal blew him off.

"The thing is, this has to stop for other kids. I told my son, 'If we let this go and we just move you, what's going to happen when the next family goes there and sees the happy pictures on the wall and they feel comfortable sending their kid up to the school?" he said.

Aurora Public Schools sent KDVR a statement, saying, "Student safety is a top priority in Aurora Public Schools. We take this report seriously and are investigating fully. We can assure you that we will take appropriate disciplinary action , but due to privacy laws, we cannot discuss specifics. Our goal is to provide a safe learning environment for all of our students."

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