Memphis Student Runs Into Traffic To Get Away From Bullies
(Memphis) Four Fairview Middle School students have been expelled from school for chasing another student and causing him to be hit by a car.
A 12-year-old involved has also been charged with assault for allegedly punching the boy right before the accident.
Thirteen-year-old Devon Saulsberry suffered a concussion and broken bones in his face and legs after being hit by the car Thursday near the school.
“We really didn’t know if he was going to make it. We really didn’t,” said Patrick Saulsberry.
Two of the boys who chased Saulsberry were suspended from Fairview the day before, for bullying another student.
They were allowed to return Thursday to take their TCAP exams.
“That’s kind of unbelievable. They should have stayed way, especially, for bullying,” said Patrick Saulsberry.
Patrick and his wife Denise are also upset because MCS hasn’t told parents everything that happened.
A letter, sent out the next day, mentioned the accident, but not the fight.
MCS said at the time, it couldn’t release everything because it was an ongoing police investigation.
“The way MCS was portraying it, he was just casually walking home. They knew at the time because police on the scene told me he was being chased by boys,” said Denise Saulsberry.
The Saulsberry’s say their son doesn’t remember anything about the accident.
He had to undergo surgery on his knee today and his parents are hoping he’ll walk normally again.
“We have to keep telling him he was in an accident. He’s kind of in shock because he has pins in his leg. He’s sad,” said Denise Saulsberry.
They have no idea how long he will be in the hospital.