Father: Son Jumped While Walking Home From High School


UPDATED: Friday March 22, 2013 10:33 AM

Dennis Dorsey looks proudly at his son's sports awards.

He says his son works hard and was just minding his own business Monday when he was walking home after track practice from Linden-McKinley High School.

"My son shouldn't have gotten jumped for no reason," he said.

Dorsey says several students ran out of the school and assaulted and robbed his son about a block down the street.

"One guy kicked him while he was on the ground, and that's what split his mouth open," Dorsey said.

His 16-year-old son's lip needed eight stitches.

Dorsey says the students also stole his headphones and book bag.

A spokesman for Columbus City Schools did not immediately return 10TV’s request for comment about the incident, which currently is being investigated by the Columbus Division of Police.

"There's more than one person this has happened to. I know that for a fact," Dorsey said. "I don't know if it's been reported to the police or not, but it has happened to more than one other person."

Dorsey says the school is looking into what happened. He says that it's not only the school's responsibility to take action.

"That's the message I'd like to get out there to everybody," he said. "Just take care of your kids and know where they are at all times."

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