The parents of a nine-year-old boy are suing the Caddo Parish School Board after they say their son tried to kill himself because he was being bullied at a local school. Education Reporter Eric James sat down with the parents of the boy in an exclusive interview.
Due to the sensitive nature of this story KTBS has chosen not to reveal the name of the family or the school where the alleged bullying took place.
“He was seven and it’s very hard to watch your child grab a knife and try and kill himself,” said the mother of the boy.
It is an ordeal the family has been dealing with for nearly two years. In that time they say their son has tried to commit suicide twice.
The family told James they believe their nightmare started following an alleged sexual assault against their son; an assault the mother says she walked in on at their home in 2011.
“My daughter and me saw my son pinned down to the ground with his pants pulled down and the other child was on top of my child and I pulled the other child off of my child,” said the mother.
Question (James): Did you call police?
Answer (Mother):  At that point we contacted his parents (the parents of the other boy) first.
Question (James): Did you ever call police?
Answer (Mother) Yes
Question (James) And what was you told?
Answer (Mother) We were told because of his age there was nothing they could do about it.
The couple says when they then went to the school to enroll their son and; that is when they found out the two boys were set to be in the same class, so they made an appointment with the principal and told her what they […]