On Jan. 14, Lorenthia Richardson said her 16-year-old daughter, Brejuan, was being bullied in the hall by a basketball player she did not know.
"It was him and a group of boys," Lorenthia said. "They were teasing her and calling her names."
Lorenthia said the 16-year-old basketball player wanted her daughter to talk to him.
"She replied to him, ‘No thank you,' and she turned back around and he shoved her against the wall," Lorenthia said.
When the altercation continued in the cafeteria, Lorenthia said the boy told her daughter he was going to have his sister assault her.
Lorenthia said that's when her daughter threw her milk on the boy.
"He grabbed her by her hair and hit her non-stop," Lorenthia said.
Lorenthia said the principal told her daughter to go to the nurse's station, but no nurse was present.
School officials did not contact her or anyone else, Lorenthia said. Her daughter called her from school.
"She could barely talk and she was crying. I could barely understand what she was saying," Lorenthia said.
Lorenthia said no one from Girls and Boys Preparatory Academy on West Belfort called the police or an ambulance. Lorenthia did.
Officials with the charter school ignored our numerous requests for comment.
Police confirmed they were called to the school and arrested the 16-year-old boy for class A assault.
"And as we speak, the young man is in his classroom at this school as if nothing even happened," Lorenthia said.
Brejuan, who had her braces removed in August, lost four teeth in the attack, Lorenthia said.
When they got home that night, the girl found threats posted on her Facebook page from students who are friends with the basketball player.
"She cried because she doesn't know any of these people," Lorenthia said.