The father of an 8-year-old Louisville, Kentucky boy, found hanging on a hook in his school’s bathroom stall last week, wants answers and says the school could have done something to prevent the episode.
The incident occurred last week while Mohamed Hussein’s class at Frayser Elementary school was on a bathroom break.
He told me that he was in the bathroom and that when he tried to get out, two boys pushed him in, his father told a Lexington television station via a translator. Kateba is a Somali immigrant whose family moved to Kentucky in 2005.
“They hold my neck and try to break my neck. When they tried to break my neck, they pulled me in and hang me up,” Kateba said his son told him.
A school security guard found Hussein unconscious. He sustained serious injuries and was just released from the hospital this week.
School officials say that the teacher was standing near the bathroom, but didn’t hear any indications that anything was wrong.
Kateba says he complained to the school about his son being bullied before and that they could’ve done something to squash the problem early on. "They are not treating my child like a human being," said Kateba.
School officials say they don’t have record of Kateba complaining about bullying. Police are investigating the incident.