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Father of Boy Punched at Gwinnett School May Seek Legal Action

Daniel Egan said his son will not return to Parkview High School.

WXIA-TV Facebook screenshot.
WXIA-TV Facebook screenshot.

The father of the Parkview High School student who was punched twice in the face and seriously injured at school last week is reportedly considering legal action against the school system.

WXIA-TV reported Daniel Egan has hired an attorney to look into the case. His son, David, ended up in the hospital and needed reconstructive surgery in the aftermath of a March 25 locker room incident that apparently started over an accusation David Egan had stolen the other boy’s gym shoes.

The altercation was caught on video and went viral online after the father shared it with WXIA. Daniel Egan called it a “premeditated group attack,” during which onlookers stood nearby and did nothing to stop the attack.

The attorney, Mike Puglise, told WXIA the Gwinnett County School System needs to be more “proactive” in its policies on fighting.

See the video in this report, which included reactions from students, Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter and others. The report said the boy charged had reported the missing shoes to school officials the day before the incident.

The student accused of the attack was charged with juvenile aggravated battery.

Channel 11 reported a disciplinary hearing is set for Wednesday, and David Egan is expected to testify. The father said his son will not return to Parkview.

Stephanie Wright April 02, 2014 at 10:59 AM
If you want to find solutions to the discipline policies in Gwinnett County, consider training with the Parent Leadership Institute (thepli.org) to learn ways to be an empowered agent of positive change in the lives of Gwinnett children.
Ellen H April 02, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Try charging the bully who beat him up with assault. Not the school who had nothing to do with it. O yeah let's sue the school and state for a few millions $

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