Boy with autism beaten at Missouri middle school

Posted at 7:25 PM, Feb 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-24 21:25:59-05

LIBERTY, Mo. – A 12-year-old boy with autism spent four days in the hospital after being severely beaten by an older boy in the school cafeteria at Liberty Middle School last week, FOX 4 News in Missouri reports.


Destiny Kitchen’s son, Blake, has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism.

FOX 4 reports Blake eats in the same spot in the cafeteria every day at school. But when he arrived at school on Thursday for breakfast, another student moved his belongings from his seat.

Blake asked the boy to move. It was at that point another boy stepped in and started beating Blake until he blacked out, FOX 4 reports.

The boy who reportedly beat the 12-year-old was also bullying Blake’s brother, Kitchen told FOX 4.

Kitchen mailed certified letter to the principal that detailed bullying that was happening to her older son by the same boy, FOX 4 reports. In the letter, she asked the school to protect her children.

Kitchen said nothing happened.

Blake suffered a jawline fracture, fractured skull and damage to his ear that may require surgery, FOX 4 reports.

Blake’s reported attacker is in juvenile detention while Liberty police investigate the assault.

Liberty School District released a statement.

“The incident involving Blake is being reviewed and school leaders are cooperating with police in their investigation,” according to the statement.