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Third-grader forced to perform oral sex on students at elementary school in Harlem

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A public school in Harlem failed to protect an 8-year-old boy who was sexually assaulted by classmates. According to reports, the third grader who attends PS 194 was in the hallway after lunch when he was approached by a fifth-grader and two third graders. The fifth-grader, who was the ringleader, forced the boy in the restroom and made him get on his knees. As one of the kids held the boy’s arms behind his back, the  students pulled their pants down and forced the third grader to perform oral sex on them.

Once the incident was over, the kids involved bragged to their friends of the attack. The boy ran and told a teacher who informed school officials. The fifth-grader  received a 10-day suspension while the two third-graders received 8 days suspension. All three students were arrested

The victim’s mother is now suing New York’s Department of Education for $6 million for not protecting her son. The fifth-grade ring leader was once reprimanded for putting his hands inside the dress of a female student.

This incident is an example of how sexual abuse becomes pervasive. It’s highly likely that the fifth-grader has experienced some form of sexual abuse in the past. He is reenacting his traumatic experiences as a coping mechanism. In turn, his third-grade victim must receive counseling so that he is able to cope with being sexually assaulted.

The fifth-grader and his culprits must also receive counseling to ensure they have proper mental health in the future.

When it comes, to the Department of Education, they must do a better job at protecting students. There is no circumstance where elementary students should be left unintended during school hours.

At PS-194, there were 11 physical assaults at the school with weapons and five physical assaults without weapons in academic year 2010-11.



8 Comments

  1. Maestro on May 31, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    sickening

  2. LaTay Mays on June 1, 2013 at 11:12 am

    So sick people need to wake up

  3. mom of 4 on June 1, 2013 at 11:22 am

    This sickens me to know this type of behavior is happening. Let alone happening in elementary.

  4. richardmotensr on June 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    I agree with the comments made. Yet has anyone given thought to where this type of behavior in children comes from? Where do they learn their habits. Though many will disagree, the answer is quite simple. All children learn what they do from home. Remember; children imitate everything they do from what they see and hear at home growing up. Parents who are committed to the job of raising their children in the right manner will make the right choices that assure their children a future that doesn’t include illegal activity. This is not to say the children won’t learn bad habits on their own as they grow, but hopefully with the right teaching they’ll think twice before doing something that will cause them trouble in the future.

    • UncleChuck2 on June 2, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      Agreed! Some parents just don’t censor what their children see and hear while not at school so the kids think of this type of behavior as normal. The parents are more at fault here than the kids.

  5. Throw Bad Kids In Jail! on June 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    This is the sickest thing I have read ever, on all levels. These kids should be punished to the fullest extent of the law and kept back a grade, and arrest warrants should be given to the parent or any guardian who is responsible for the fifth grader ringleader; and shame on the victims parent for trying to get money! Their concern instead should be the treatment of their child and the punishment of these bad ass kids!

  6. sososerious on June 1, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    these are only elementary kids so sad

  7. David on July 1, 2013 at 1:49 am

    This happens every day in other cities in America. You are now aware of it from this one incident in Harlem.