C. J. Cross is twelve years old and big for his age. He's also a victim of bullying, according to C.J. and his parents. They say a neighborhood girl and her friend hit him over the head with a shoe several times on the school bus September 11th. C. J.'s mother says the stress of always being a target stirred up his asthma and sent him to the hospital for two weeks. This is the fourth incident of bullying and violence in the Hazelwood District.
Federal confidentiality rules prevent Hazelwood from confirming or denying details of the allegations. A district spokesperson says it takes all incidents of violence seriously and if there is anything the district should be doing and isn't... it will adjust its policies.