Dad: Boy attacked by 7 kids at Aurora school

Posted at 9:06 AM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 11:06:34-05

The father of a 7-year-old Fulton Academy of Excellence student is pulling his son from school after he says the boy was attacked by seven other students.

A school spokesperson said that they're investigating an incident involving three students, including Desmond Guilford, a young boy who came home with several cuts on his face. Desmond's father, Kevin, said when he saw his son's injuries, he knew something was wrong.

"He looked like he was beat up," said Guilford. "I think that at a school, it would be your main priority to keep students safe."

Guilford said no teachers witnessed what happen to his son, but, based one what Desmond has told him, that he thinks seven children were involved.

"They said I have a few minutes to run. So, I run. And he like grabbed onto me," said Desmond.

Guildford took his son to the hospital. He said doctors were certain Desmond was concussed.  

"He was telling me the kids would push or bump him up against the wall," Guilford said. "It was the worst day of my life."

The Aurora Public Schools released this statement on the alleged bullying:

"Student safety is a top priority in Aurora Public Schools.  We take this report seriously and are investigating fully. We can assure you that we will take appropriate disciplinary action, but due to privacy laws we cannot discuss specifics.  Our goal is to provide a safe learning environment for all of our students."

A school incident report says two other students -- not seven -- are being investigated for what happened to Desmond, said Georgia Durán, a spokeswoman for Aurora Public Schools. She added that situations like these are often frustrating for parents of the student who was mistreated because privacy laws prohibit school officials from disclosing what specific disciplinary action will be taken against other students.