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."

Comments (35)
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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

dbosse
dbosse

So the police can't prosecute but the instigator should be removed from school for a year and be required to get counselling.

NintendoGuy5
NintendoGuy5

This clearly shows that minors are very capable of felony assault. I think Washington lawmakers have some changes to be made good.

Pack
Pack

Just wait a few years and hell be in jail for another more serious crime.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

My condolences to Carter for his injuries, but he's my little hero for standing up to the bullying of his friend. Now....let's get the parents of that little instigator into court and seek restitution for Carter's injuries, pain, suffering etc !

nenasmiller
nenasmiller

There is something seriously wrong with that 5 year old who assaulted this child. He is already a sociopath with big problems

VWells
VWells

The aggressive actions by the kids who attacked 2 innocent classmates are sadly due to their parents parenting! If the DAs office will not prosecute, the parents of the 2 innocent victims need to prosecute the parents of the bullies! You have to stand up for your rights and defend your family at all cost! Bullying has gotten completely out of control and its obvious that the laws in Washington state need to be changed! Im furious by the actions of 5 year olds! They watch too many TV shows that are violent and the game systems out there today also have a huge impact on children of all ages, they are too violent!!! So sorry for the kids who were beaten, its unbelievable and disgusting!!!!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Clearly kids under 8 ARE capable of commiting crimes. Some bad parenting going on here perhaps?

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

The practice of giving all a pass, to make it fair is biting everyone in the butt. We have 5 and6 yr old beating 2 kids for no reason And on top of that, we have a 16 yr old shooting and killing 2 because he lost a game. Its time for everyone to teach kids that losing is something we need to learn, everyone cant win. And those 5-6 yr old need that back sided warmed up, hopefully its not too late

Mister Joe
Mister Joe

So then it should be legal to recruit a badass 7 yr old to kick the hell out of the bullies who went after this kid since the 7yr old cannot be charged according to that law. :)

Barby12
Barby12

I agree with Mr Joe....

Sickandtired
Sickandtired

That kid is my new hero. Proof there are still some good kids out there willing to do the right thing. Bravo!

Poohchasers37
Poohchasers37

Carter is a Hero!! Cards cards be sent to him?

realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

I'd love to see these little shits that did this.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

anyone have an update how little Carter is doing now?

Eluper123
Eluper123

So the parents need to sue the parents of these little thugs. N Seek to have the law changed. Kids at 5 yrs old know right from wrong. For these thugs to get by with this is straight up wrong The law is wrong