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Mother claims son was beat up on Hazelwood School District bus

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(KMOV.com) – The mother of a 9-year-old boy who is a student in the Hazelwood School District said the district did not immediately inform her when her son was attacked on a school bus.

Krystal Starks told News 4 her son was attacked around 8:30 Wednesday morning while on a bus going to Arrow Point Elementary School. He was not seriously injured.

“The kids jumped on him and then stabbed him with a screwdriver,” Starks said. “They had also took his lunch money. He was so scared he just gave it to them.”

Starks said he informed a teacher right away but also said the family was not told about what happened until 3:30 p.m.

“I expect to be called immediately on situation like that. When they find out let me know. I should be next in line to know,” Starks said.

According to Starks, the culprit has been suspended and will be placed on a different bus. She wants the child expelled.

“A screwdriver is considered a weapon if are threatening someone and planning to use it,” Starks said. “I’m not doing this to be malicious at all. I want change.”

The school district did not speak directly to News 4, but did release the following statement about the incident.

“The Hazelwood School District staff investigated an incident that occurred on an elementary school bus Wednesday morning.  Parents of the students involved were notified. The students involved were disciplined according to our Elementary School Student-Parent Handbook and Behavior Guide.”

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