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Boy beaten in Millington classroom suspended from school

(Source: Family) (Source: Family)
MILLINGTON, TN (WMC) -

The victim of a brutal attack in a Millington classroom was suspended for three days, according to his mother.

Saturday, 15-year-old Ethan Humphrey's mother said her son was beaten at Millington High School.

"My son doesn't want to go back to school," said Humphrey's mom, who did not want to be identified by name or face.

Humphreys was left with a concussion and a broken collar bone after he was picked up and slammed onto the ground, according to his mother.

She said, however, that this is not the first time Ethan's reported attackers have confronted him.  A week prior to the incident, police said four teenagers approached Humphreys after he refused to play football with them. Police said that Humphreys then used the n-word, and he was hit in the jaw and the head.

"He told him, 'you better watch your back,'" recalled Ethan's mother.

However, she added that Ethan was just repeating what another boy had said. She feels that the police department should have protected her son, knowing these boys went to his school.

The police chief explained that the situation is difficult because the Millington Police Department handles all incidents outside of the school, but the sheriff's office handles everything within the school.

"It's very disturbing," said Ethan's mother. "I want to pack up and go."

Humphrey is currently recovering at home.  No arrests have been made in his attack.

WMC Action News 5 has reached out to Millington High School for comment but they have not returned our calls.

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