Student beaten by bully after mom asked school principal for help


by Staff and Jeff McShan/KHOU 11 News

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 1 at 1:28 PM

HOUSTON—A high school student ended up with multiple staples in her head and a swollen eye after being beaten by a fellow student despite going to a school administrator for help.

Thursday night, Pamela Flowers’ daughter told her that another female student at Thurgood Marshall High School threatened to kill her.

"She told 50 people, ‘I’m going to kill her.' I’m like, 'Oh my God,'" Flowers said.

The argument was over a boy, Flowers told KHOU 11 News, but she wasn’t going to take the threat lightly. She called the school at 11:30 a.m. the next day.

Flowers says she was transferred to the school’s 10th grade principal.

He did tell me, 'Ms. Flowers don’t worry about it. I am on top of it,'" Flowers said.

Three hours later, her daughter was allegedly attacked by the threatening student. The suspect hit her dozens of times with a sock stuffed with a combination lock.

Flowers’ daughter had to be taken to an emergency room where doctors put multiple staples in her head and treated the cut below her eye. Her mother immediately contacted the school’s principal.

"'You had enough time to stop this, pull her out of class, pull the other girl out of class and asked them questions,'" Flowers said she told the principal.

She says the principal apologized and said he had forgotten about her phone call and that it had slipped his mind.

"I don’t understand how you let something life-threatening slip you mind," Flowers told KHOU 11 News.

Fort Bend ISD has not yet commented on the case.