A Connecticut man was arrested after shoving an 11-year-old boy off his bike. Police say it all started when 11-year-old Daniel Duncan and a friend accidentally bumped into 48-year-old Jameson Chapman on a street in Deep River, Connecticut. When Chapman ran into the boys again, he yelled at Duncan before pushing him off his bike. His mother, Desiree Dominique, says she feels that her son was targeted because of his skin color. Chapman has been charged with risk of injury to a child and assault.
Six-year-old Dominic Krankall waved from his hospital room as first responders put on a parade to raise the spirits of the boy, who suffered second and third degree burns on his face. His parents say a bully threw a flaming tennis ball at the boy’s face in their own backyard. His family told police that an 8-year-old neighbor poured gasoline over a tennis ball, lit it, and threw it right at Dominic’s face. This isn’t the first time the bully has landed Dominic in the hospital, they say.
A 13-year-old girl’s mother is crying foul after her daughter was arrested and spent 11 days in juvenile detention. Nia Whims was accused of making threats against her school in Pembroke Pines, Florida, but the girl’s attorney and her mother say that she was framed by a bully. Her mom said that a student who had already been bullying her took it to a new level by impersonating her daughter on Instagram and then making threats to bomb the school and kill another student.