6-Year-Old Stands Up To Kids Bullying Friend, They Beat Him Into Hospital

A six-year-old boy ended up with a cut eye and broken arm after he tried to stop his friend from being bullied.

Olympia, WA A six-year-old boy was brutally assaulted when he tried to stand up for a friend who was being bullied.

The attack occurred on Aug. 22, when Carter English tried to intervene on behalf of a friend who was being beaten up by neighborhood kids, KOMO reported.

They were just bullying him, like beating him up, Carter said. I just told them to stop... and then they did it to me.

The group of children around the same age as Carter used rocks and sticks to beat him, KOMO reported.

They also rubbed sawdust in the six year olds eyes.

Carter ended up with a lacerated eye, a broken arm that may require surgery, and numerous cuts and bruises on his head and face, according to KOMO.

Olympia police investigated and identified the five-year-old boy who was behind both brutal attacks. Police planned to get social services involved.

Police said they presented the case to the prosecutors office but they declined to press criminal charges because of the ages of everyone involved, KOMO reported.

Under Washington State law, kids under the age of eight are incapable of committing crimes.

Carter had surgery on Friday morning to repair the damage to his eye.

Its been hell, his mother, Dana English, said.

I havent slept. I havent eaten. I cant do anything. I cant even leave his side, she told KOMO.

Shes horrified by the consequences her son faced for doing the right thing on behalf of a friend. And she and Carter said theyre both worried that it could happen again.

I really dont know what Im hoping for other than for people to know that this is not acceptable, his mother said. Bullying is not okay. Theres no reason to bully someone ever."

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THEDUKE
THEDUKE

That is one brave little man and I hope he heals physically and emotionally soon. I hope the mother gets the Police involved, files reports and pursues these other monsters to the fullest extent.

GeeGirl
GeeGirl

The Senator for this area needs to take this example of underage bullying and kids beating up other kids horrifically and go to Congress and get the laws changed for underage kids that are beating up other kids and putting them in the hospital!

Buzz17
Buzz17

I'm the mother of six kids, ages 20-32, & kids know they're doing the wrong thing before they're 2 years old! All I had to do was look at one of my kids when they doing something they knew they weren't supposed to do, & they stopped immediately! You can't tell me a 5 or 6-year-old didn't know he wasn't supposed to beat up another kid!! They need to pay the consequences in an age-appropriate way! Where are their parents???

Pissed-off-AF-Vet
Pissed-off-AF-Vet

Charge the Parents for the crime. Maybe this will make parents take THEIR Responsibility more seriously. These action come from a lack of parents disciplining children.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Carter is one brave little man. He should be applauded by his community for standing up for the other little one being beat up. With that said, the parents of that little thug who beat him up need to be responsible for his hospital bills and publicly apologize for what their little darling did. This is totally unacceptable behavior and if not stopped now he will continue to beat others up and end up in jail........ Disgusting behavior