Students Accused Of Beating 8-Year-Old Until His Brain Bled Won't Face Charges

Christian Boynton was found unconscious on the floor of a Lakewood Elementary School restroom, according to his family.

Tomball, TX – The mob of third-grade bullies who allegedly pummeled an eight-year-old boy until he fell unconscious won’t face any charges in connection with the attack.

Eight-year-old Christian Boynton was ambushed by his peers in a bathroom at Lakewood Elementary School on Sept. 24, his sister, Kailee Boynton, told KHOU.

"They pinned my brother down. They were beating him,” Kailee said. “They beat him to the point of unconsciousness, where they continued to pound on him.”

The bullies then allegedly went through Christian’s backpack, she said.

The little boy was found unconscious in the school bathroom, and was taken to Tomball Regional Hospital, Kailee said in a Facebook post on Thursday.

“He was [diagnosed] with a subdural hematoma -- he was bleeding from his brain,” she wrote. “He was transferred to Texas Children's via ambulance and treated there. After several hours of observation he was allowed to come home."

Christian is expected to recover from his injuries, KHOU reported.

According to Tomball police, Texas law does not allow the children involved in the attack to be charged with any crimes because they are all less than 10 years old.

Child Protective Services (CPS) has also become involved with the case, and could provide services to the children and their families, KHOU reported.

“Details of a school investigation by CPS are confidential, but in a situation like this we would investigate to determine if the children were being supervised properly when the alleged incident happened,” CPS spokesperson Tiffani Butler told the news outlet.

Lakewood Elementary School Principal Deanna Porter addressed the incident in a letter to parents and guardians on Thursday, calling the attack an “isolated incident.”

“The media launched their story from one source,” Porter wrote. “At no time was a student left alone unconscious in the restroom. He was evaluated by the nurse immediately.”

Porter said that Christian was “taken by his parents to be seen by medical professionals,” and noted that he was released to recover at home later the same day.

“Based on our limited ability to share our investigation details due to privacy requirements, please be aware that what you are reading and the information being portrayed in the media and on social media is inconsistent with our investigation” Porter added.

The principal said that she was “saddened and disheartened by the actions” of the students, and that administrators “are working cooperatively with the families involved and will uphold the Student Code of Conduct to apply appropriate disciplinary measures.”

Porter said she could not discuss the outcomes of those measures due to confidentiality laws.

Kailee, an education major, blasted the school district for what she alleged was a misrepresentation of the severity of the attack on her brother.

“To have this ‘isolated incident’ be taken so lightly and then to have it be downplayed as if it wasn't something incredibly serious is infuriating,” she wrote in her Facebook post. “[I’m] worried that the school is committed to misunderstanding this ‘isolated incident.’ And [that it is] only worried about how this makes the school look as a whole.”

“Where does that leave my brother or the rest of the students who attend Lakewood?” she asked. “What cost do these children have to pay to be ensured a safe learning environment?”

Kailee said that her little brother has even tried to defend the kids who beat him up.

“He told me ‘maybe they’re just having a rough day,’” she told HKOU. “He is so nice and kind that he can’t even fathom the fact that someone would want to hurt him or be cruel to him.”

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Janko
Janko

What the deuce happened? I find it hard to believe that Texas law does not provide for treatment of offenders too young to be criminally liable.

DJMM
DJMM

Porter wrote. “At no time was a student left alone unconscious in the restroom. He was evaluated by the nurse immediately.”

Does that mean that there was a nurse/teacher/monitor standing by waiting for the little thugs to stop beating the boy so that he could be evaluated? That makes NO sense.

James Robinson
James Robinson

Expel the little punks and then sue the school system for not providing a safe environment and each of the parents of the thugs.

DocRyder
DocRyder

There parents are old enough to be charged and the kids remanded to whatever passes for delinquent hall these days

Jbkerner
Jbkerner

Clearly, the little thugs could be expelled & bussed to other schools. It's outrageous that this was ALLOWED to happen in a TX school.

Sgt167
Sgt167

Typical school administration response to something bad that happens in a school - make it sound like it was exaggerated by the press. They should put the little bastards that did that on a short leash and require them to be escorted everywhere in the school and to never be unsupervised.

Nytxgrandma
Nytxgrandma

Believe it folks. Grandson was kicked in the head at school and they were both under 10. County would not charge the kids and school just suspended the kid for 2 days. Sickening

Pennymae
Pennymae

They all need to be removed from their families and put under psychiatric treatments. There is something MASSIVELY wrong with small children showing such violence. I'm betting there real trouble in their homes. If we don't fix these monsters now they will grow and hurt others later.

Propolice
Propolice

I’d like to know if they were white kids. I was sure it would be brought up. Hmmm

Awlkr
Awlkr

The kids that did this can be removed to an alternative learning center for other kids that have done serious acts, but are "too young". The other child's parents could take the parents to court for civil damages and make them pay the bill and any ensuing Dr appointments. As they should.

Stanracer
Stanracer

This is learned behavior. Usually in the home. The parents and the school should be sued. At the very least for medical expenses.

ScubaRob
ScubaRob

So, am I to believe that a 9 year old can shoot a cop with no ramifications, or just sell drugs and assault civilians in Texas?

Jdog63
Jdog63

So if some 6th graders found those little thugs and left THEM bloody and unconscious on the bathroom floor I assume there would be no charges? That would be wrong, but... this is ridiculous.

meloh
meloh

So the principal is “saddened and disheartened.” I’m a teacher and I’m mad as hell! Those kids need to be dealt with, not coddled. They need to be moved to different schools at the least. This little boy should never have to see them again!

gfc1963
gfc1963

This happens in the UK. Schools always say 'We have an anti bullying policy' but when it comes to doing something about a bullying incident, they do nothing.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

And it begins. Not yet 10, nearly killing a classmate and robbing him of whatever they wanted from his backpack. Fast forward...........they get a knife, a gun and really kill someone. Who's to blame? The parents need to go to parenting school and learn how to raise them. Perhaps they let the little brats do what they want, are absent parents, I don't know but there HAS to be consequences for actions no matter how young they are. We ALL know the difference between right and wrong. Even a 2 yr old does, even my dog does

Carolynengel73
Carolynengel73

These bullies should go to the Texas jail system and see where their actions will leave them in the future. Leave them there for a few days and scare the shit out of them. They should be expelled, parents should be sued for damages but this young man should not have to go back to a school that treats victims like this, the school should be sued too

AnneImmelnut
AnneImmelnut

When recovered, this young man needs some self defense training. Martial arts, boxing, etc. The offenders need a good ass whoopin`!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

This will change things.

Mtn. Girl
Mtn. Girl

Those kids should face expulsion for the victim's school district to protect him. Parents and their children need to do maximum hours of community service. I went thru this with my child being stabbed at school over his heart and age was a factor. My husband and I were police officers. There needs to be punishment for the kids and the parents. The principal of my son's school wanted us to feel sorry for the kid that stabbed my son in a class room. Nope he knows it was wrong and he and his mom are to blame. Don't let them get away with it.

Aramovich
Aramovich

Kids are far more sophisticated these days. People hear about this law and the first three grades will no longer be safe. PS I'm an ex teacher.

Lisa w
Lisa w

Schools will ALWAYS LIE about incidents like this. They will LIE and say cameras were not working. They hate any sort of media publicity. This goes on at schools all around the country and the leadership will not accept any sort of responsibility or accountability because it makes them look bad. I don't know what the answer is but something needs to change and kids need to be held accountable at all ages. Most kids are relatively safe at school but it only takes one bad incident like this where there's no adult around. This child could have died and the school doesn't care. So sad.

Tremley
Tremley

Is this what they mean by "DIEversity is our strength "

krazykat
krazykat

This means the thugs are free to keep beating classmates. Future inmates.

Navy
Navy

Bullying is OK in Texas!

Spirit
Spirit

I can't wrap my mind around 10 year olds ganging up on a classmate and beating him to unconsciousness. I don't just don't get it. Watch Sandlot instead of instead of Grudge or Dark Knight. Oh I forgot violence in movies and video games dosen't desensitize children.

Iceman1965
Iceman1965

I’ll bet $100 the attackers were either Hispanic or Black. Heaven forbid that got reported. Only us crackers are racist 🙄

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Bet none of these punks have dads at home.

61mouse
61mouse

So did the kids get kicked out of school and make the parents pay the tutoring. Parents pay medically bills . And the parents of these so called boys have fun in civil court and paying .

61mouse
61mouse

CPS ........ROFLMFAO

GMMiller
GMMiller

What ever happened to sends these little thugs to reform school, do they even exist today?

FilthyRich1999
FilthyRich1999

Don't feed the troll Hi_estComnDenomn. Why respond to his ignorant and juvenile statements. He just does it to piss you off. Stop entertaining this fool.

Lochemet
Lochemet

And bullying kids get away with this kind of behavior because there are no consequences. Suspended from school for a couple of days? That's a prize for them. If children are not disciplined for their bad behavior (and this incident is VERY bad behavior) especially at a young age, they will simply grow up believing and thinking that these kinds of acts are okay. It is absolutely appalling that these bullies could actually leave a fellow classmate unconscious on the bathroom floor. Was there any remorse expressed by any of them? Did any one of them regret that he had participated in this barbaric act? Or are they just going on business-as-usual with smirks on their faces thinking they are big shots because of what they did and don't have to suffer consequences?

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

WTF!! Really? These students should be expelled!! And I hope this boys family sues the shit out of the school, the principal and the little thugs parents!!!

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Bottom line is the liberals run the schools, teachers, principals, administrators etc....

nightangel00
nightangel00

Hopefully the Juvenile Office is handling the bullies and their families!

bryantrent
bryantrent

So sad these teens should be charge as adults

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

GTFOH they need to change those laws!!! A brain bleed?! What if he had died or was brain damaged? Not to say what this is going to do to him mentally! Smfh 🤬

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

When I was a kid I got given a scholarship to go to a military school. Super strict. Chewing gum or failing ting to stand and answer “Sir” were major violations. It was a privilege that didn’t make me a saint, but instilled a psychological concept whereby you understood a line not to be crossed. Mistakes were for learning, not excusing. I’m going to call my parents right now and thanks them again.

Storm45
Storm45

Christian and is brother need to organize half a dozen of their buddies, get some sticks, stage an ambush on school ground (there won't be any consequences that way) and administer exactly three brain bleeds.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

Call me old fashion; but I think a steady diet of push ups, formation marching, and the fear of God could be a trifecta solution for undisciplined young offenders to earn their way towards rejoining regular education.

DeplorableDave
DeplorableDave

"...in a situation like this we would investigate to determine if the children were being supervised properly when the alleged incident happened,” CPS spokesperson Tiffani Butler told the news outlet." WTF?? If they were "being supervised properly"???
Supervised like how, Ms Butler? To make sure they were using proper form in their punches? Something tells me this Tiffani twat is a few logs shy of a full cord.

tfort
tfort

This is why we end up having mass shootings at schools. A sweet little boy gets beat unconscious and the school calls it an isolated incident and his parents take him to the dr's. Then the coverup begins and the little boy looses again.

hampshire
hampshire

reading the whole statement it said, SCHOOL wanted it hushed hushed !!! will they have a monitor in bathrooms?????now? It is mind boggling the cruelty of children....

Shirleybaird571
Shirleybaird571

This crap, needs to stop. Those boys, should be taken to a children's lock up. That is attempted murder.

yelyana
yelyana

I sure hope that this young man's parents sue the sock off of the parents whose "children" were involved in this attack. And force the school to have monitors in the bathrooms, and send these students to an alternative school since it is obvious they don't know how to behave in a civilized society.

JohDia22
JohDia22

They need to nip this shit in the butt right now. I arrested a 10 year old boy for battery on a school official in Florida and years later when he was 17 he murdered a man in an apartment parking lot for drugs! These kids are out of control nowadays! The kid's parents were so clueless! I went todo a welfare check shortly after his first arrest and his mom said she bought stuff for the older sons science project Ann’s showed me. I opened the closet door and that shit was growing marijuana in his closet!!! Arrested that shithead too! Family full of dipshits! Parents need to be held accountable!

militans Deo
militans Deo

Each year in the US there are over 250,000 serious batteries upon students by other students. But everyone is worried about school shootings. You have better odds of winning the lottery. I hope someone takes care of the kids involved in this by at least giving them a hard, painful life lesson.

lmr111702
lmr111702

These little pukes need to be expelled and their parents sued civilly for medical bills and pain and suffering!

lkrause74
lkrause74

Why arent these little punks being punished?? If nothing else, the parents should face consequences for what their little brats did!!! If this was my child, I would sue not only the school district but ESPECIALLY sue the living daylights out of the parents of the BRATS that beat up my child!!