Student claims he was assaulted by another student at bus stop - KOAM TV 7

Student claims he was assaulted by another student at bus stop

A young teenager says he's been going to the doctor every day for about a week now, after he claims he was assaulted by another student at a bus stop.  We caught up with the teen and his mom in between doctor visits today.

14-year-old Brett Demery is on liquid pain medications.

"My mouth is wired shut.  I have a broken arm (in two spots).  Between my elbow, and my wrist in broken.  And then my jaw is shattered, the ball that goes up in my socket is also broken," says Demery.

Demery is one of his mother's adopted children.  

"I brought these foster kids into my home to protect them.  And I didn't protect them," says Anita, Brett's mother.

Brett says it happened at a bus stop in Carterville for Webb City Junior High.  There had been a 13-year-old who had been verbally assaulting him for about three months.  

Brett says the 13-year-old was mad he couldn't date Brett's sister because Brett's mother wouldn't allow it.

Brett and his mother believe the 13-year-old's verbal assault turned physical.

"My son called, my oldest son.  He said mom, Brett has been hurt at the bus stop.  He's on the bus headed to school.  Get there.  We were in the nurses office," says Anita.

Anita says her son was taken to the hospital.

Anita says, "The nurse came in, after doing X-rays and a CAT scan, and said we need to get a hold of the police who are working this case.  And I said, what's going on?"

Carterville police tell us their report of the incident was forwarded to the Jasper County Juvenile Division.  No other details were given.

"There was a school discipline issue that took place of the one (incident) you are reporting about," says Webb City Schools Superintendent Dr. Tony Rossetti.

That's all the Webb City School superintendent says he's allowed to say.

Brett says doctors have warned him about going back to school.

"The school doesn't have anything set up to protect me from stuff like this," says Brett.

He's still recovering away from school, and will be on a liquid diet for at least another three weeks.  Anita says she's hired an attorney to pursue legal action against the accused attacker.

"I'm not moving.  They will," says Anita.

BACA, or Bikers Against Child Abuse, plans on waiting with Brett at the bus stop, if necessary, once Brett returns to school.  

Watch the associated video to hear the Webb City Schools superintendent discuss what constitutes bullying. 
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