Student Attacked By Mother, Adult Sons At School

Posted at 7:36 PM, Dec 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-04 20:36:26-05

A woman and her two adult sons were arrested after attacking a student on school grounds Thursday.

It happened around 8:30 at Hunter's Lane High School. Police said Janet Bass and her two sons Damion Bass and Marquise Bass went to the school to find out who stole her 15-year-old son's cell phone.

They thought 17-year-old Kechon Freeman did it and instead of contacting school officials, they beat him up in the hallway.

"it's a big disappointment, you're thinking your child is safe at school and you're called to pick them up at school and they have a fracture to their face" said Bernicia Williams, Kechon's mother.

Metro Public Schools tells News Channel 5 the suspects were there for a meeting, but were not being escorted, even though the school's visitor's policy clearly states, "Parents must sign in at the office and be accompanied by a teacher or school support staff at all times."  

They said the student resource officers were able to break up the fight within 8 seconds of when it started.

Police said all three suspects were arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault. Kechon said he didn't steal anyone's cell phone, he's a good student and is college bound.  

Bernicia doesn't know if he'll be moving to a different school but she said something needs to be done to keep this from happening again. "I'm looking forward to see if any school policies are gonna change and I'm just praying for better, for Metro Public Schools." 

Metro Public Schools said they take these types of incidents very seriously, and even though they couldn't mention a plan of action, they say they're always looking for ways to improve the safety and security of all students.