Parents claim bully responsible for son’s broken arm

EVERETT — An Everett High School freshman broke his arm and elbow earlier this week but just how he was injured is in dispute.

The boy’s family filed a police report Friday claiming that boy, Ajitabh Singh, a recent immigrant from Punjab, India, was bullied on the campus.

School officials said the boy was injured after he and another student were horsing around during their lunch hour Tuesday.

The boy, who is 4 feet, 10 inches tall, told his family that he was being picked on by a much bigger boy, said his uncle, C.J. Singh.

“He was being called a monkey and the other boy was acting like a monkey in front of him,” C.J. Singh said.

Ajitabh broke his arm and elbow and has needed steel screws due to multiple fractures, C.J. Singh said.

Schools officials said the boys were horsing around, said Mary Waggoner, a school district spokeswoman.

A security guard and administrator told them to stop, she said.

The security guard later said he saw them again “chasing each other” and that the boy fell to the ground and appeared to be hurt, Waggoner said.

The family and school officials met Friday afternoon to discuss what happened, but continue to disagree on what transpired.

School officials advised the family to file a police report if they believed the boy was assaulted, but district officials still maintain both boys were at fault, Waggoner said.

“At this point, no disciplinary action is being taken,” Waggoner said. “If we took discipline, it would be against both boys because both boys were horsing around.”

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