Cameishi Lindley found herself in shock after receiving a phone call from the juvenile court informing her that her son would soon be charged with aggravated assault, months after a game of dodgeball at her son’s elementary school, according to Yahoo News. “I couldn’t believe it,” said Lindley of the charges against her son. The case has now been escalated to a racial issue due to the fact that Lindley’s son is black and the child that he hit was white.
“Some 10-year-olds were playing dodgeball on the playground at school. A white kid got hit with the ball. Then they charged the 10-year-old Black child with assault,” tweeted film producer Tariq Nasheed. The mother of the child hit by the ball claims that she pressed charges because her son “sustained facial tissue damage to his face and had a black eye and bruised nose.” She also claims that her son had already experienced similar incidents while engaging in physical activities at school and that she had hoped that it would not have come to this.