Wisconsin mom: High school students assaulted my 10-year-old at elementary school

A Wisconsin mother has filed a police report after her 10-year-old son was allegedly assaulted by high schoolers at his public school.

The mother, who told local media she wanted to be referred…

A Wisconsin mother has filed a police report after her 10-year-old son was allegedly assaulted by high schoolers at his public school.

The mother, who told local media she wanted to be referred to as Miss Evans, said she’s “infuriated” after her son was beaten up by a group of high school students inside Hartford Avenue University Elementary School. 

“Somehow they left the office, wandered through the building, no one stopped them, asked them who they were, what were they doing here,” Evans said during an interview with WISN 12 News. “They went to my son’s class, were able to take him out of the classroom, lead him down the hallway into a stairwell, hold him against his will, and allow another student to punch him multiple times in the face, causing a concussion.” 

Evans says she was told by staff that the older kids involved in the fight were siblings of the classmate her son had a dispute with. 

Evans reported the assault to the police hours after learning of the attack, but said the school never did. 

“The principal knew about it, because when I called her cellphone, she did say, ‘I apologize, Miss Evans, I was dealing with another situation. I would’ve normally called you,’” Evans said.  

Evans also says the school won’t allow her to see the video footage of the incident.  

No arrests have been made by Milwaukee police related to the incident. 

Evans has since transferred her son out of the school, but she claims he’s still traumatized. 

“I thought Hartford was a safe place, but they failed to keep my son safe,” Evans said. “When I sent my son to school to learn, that was their responsibility to keep him safe. They failed to do that.”  

Milwaukee Public Schools issued this statement following the incident:  

“MPS takes all matters seriously that impact the well-being, learning, and advancement of our students. All personnel matters are addressed according to district policy.” 

Evans is reportedly considering a lawsuit against the district.