July 31, 2019

Good News: Charges Dropped Against Black 10 Y.O Playing Dodgeball

Good News: Charges Dropped Against Black 10 Y.O Playing Dodgeball

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Literally breathing while black could get you in a situation!

A 10-year-old black boy from Michigan was facing charges after he mistakenly injured a student during recess. 

The 10-year-old and the other student who is 9-years-old were playing a game similar to dodgeball. The younger student got hit with a ball and suffered a black eye and head concussion.

The mother of the injured student said her child has a medical condition that makes head injuries worse. If the mother is aware of her son’s condition, would it have been better if she told the school that her child shouldn’t play those types of physical activity games? 

Wayne County was looking to charge to the 10-year-old but Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy said in a statement, “although the charge is certainly sustainable, the case is being dismissed.”

“It is my earnest hope that both sides will come back to the table to work out a solution that benefits both of these children.”

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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh ________ #TSRUpdatez: A lot of people were relieved today to see that prosecutors would not carry out their case against a 10-year-old Michigan boy who was charged with assault following a game of dodgeball during recess, @nbcnews reports. ________ In case you missed it, people were outraged that Bryce Lindley, who happens to be Black, was charged for playing a game that left another boy injured, especially after Bryce had already been punished with a one-day suspension. The alleged victim’s mother said her son was susceptible to serious head injuries due to a medical condition but Bryce and his mother maintained that they knew nothing of the boy’s condition. ________ Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy dismissed the case Wednesday, a day before Bryce was due in court, and issued the following statement: “I have no doubt that both families involved love their children and want the best for them. But I do think that there is a better way to go forward at this time. It is my earnest hope that both sides will come back to the table to work out a solution that benefits both of these children.” ________ The incident in question happened back in April but Bryce’s mother was in shock when she received notification months later that her son had been-click the link in our bio to read more. (

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