SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio mother claims her son was badly beaten by a school bully despite the boy’s repeated requests for help from his middle school coach.
Valerie Ann Lozano, the student’s mother, told KSAT.com that her son was in “P.E. when the other student threatened to beat him up after school” and that her son “told the coach (a student) wants to fight me.”
According to Lozano, the Resnik Middle School coach told her son, “Don’t worry, I got you,” but did nothing to prevent the bloody fight that occurred Thursday.
Images and a video of the fight’s aftermath were shared to Facebook by Lozano, who said in her post, “the Principal, my son and I had a meeting the next morning (and) the coach was called up to the front office for the meeting.”
She said the coach never showed up to that meeting.
“I want something to be done about this because the coach knew my son was going to be in a fight (but) he never did anything about it this,” Lozano said in the post.
Southwest ISD officials told KSAT.com via email that they are continuing to investigate the incident, and that they take student safety very seriously and monitor bullying and harassment reports as soon as they receive them.
Southwest ISD sent this statement via email Wednesday night:
We want to ensure our school community that we take these types of matters very seriously and this continues to be on ongoing investigation. This is what we have confirmed so far.
On Thursday, January 25, 2018 we had two students that were involved in an altercation in the bus loading area of Resnik Middle School. The altercation lasted about six seconds and was immediately intervened by one of our SWISD officers and a teacher.
Both students received minor injuries, one was punched in the nose the other student was punched in the eye. Both received immediate medical treatment.
Prior to Thursday, there had not been any incidents reported concerning either students. However this is an ongoing investigation and appropriate administrative action will be taken as needed.
Due to FERPA, we cannot disclose disciplinary actions taken against the students, but we can say both parties did comply with the officer's directives.
The campus administration met with all parties, along with the campus Restorative Interventionist. The campus states that the coaches presence was never requested.
Southwest ISD and the Resnik campus staff will be communicating with our students, parents, and staff regarding student safety and decision making."
Lozano said her son has disabilities, suffering from anxiety and depression, and since the fight has been unable to sleep or eat.
She told KSAT.com that her son possibly has a broken or fractured nose but will not know until they visit a doctor.