Charge dropped against 10-year-old Michigan boy in playground injury

CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors are dropping an assault charge against a 10-year-old suburban Detroit boy who was accused of hitting a 9-year-old classmate in the face with a rubber ball similar to a dodge ball.

Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy on Wednesday said there’s a “better way to go forward” than to take the child to juvenile court. She encouraged the families to find a solution. The charge was filed Tuesday.

Students at a Canton Township school were playing a game called “tips” on April 29 in which kids jump to catch a ball. Authorities say the older boy forcefully threw the ball, leaving his classmate with a concussion.

The older boy’s mother claimed race was a factor in the investigation. Her son is black. Worthy, who is black, calls that “categorically wrong.”

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3 comments

  • lml25

    What is the black 10 year old’s mother complaining about–the charges were dropped!Was this story written correctly?Trying to read between the lines,one can only assume one of the kids was white (the 9 year old who was hit)and the 10 year old was black.Was it the mother of the WHITE child complaining about Kym Worthy?THAT would make some sense.

  • lml25

    Okay,I did some digging.The Detroit News reported that “a black 10 year old hit a 9 year old (race unknown)with a ball.Charges were going to be filed by the prosecutor, (black)Kym Worthy,but the black mother complained that ‘my child is only guilty of being a black boy’.Worthy decided to drop the charges.I wonder what the mother of the (raceless)boy who was hit has to say.

  • lml25

    There’s more to this story.ABC NEWS just updated.
    “The injured boy’s(white) mother said he has a rare medical condition making head injuries particularly dangerous. According to an ABC affiliate in the area,thec mother also said her child had been hit by this same boy in previous games.

    “My son was hit twice in the face with a ball previously due to this,” the injured boy’s mother said. “The child apologized to my son and my son said ‘mom it’s OK, we’re still going to be friends.'”

    The older boy’s mother said she was unaware of previous incidents between her son and the victim. In a written statement, she said the only thing her son is guilty of “is being a black boy.”

    The injured boy was Caucasian.”
    LML25:NOW we can consider this incident racist– Kym Worthy,along with the black mom and boy,are now clearly guilty of anti-white racism.

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