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10-year-old hospitalized, parents want answers

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A 10-year-old boy was released from a Greenville hospital Wednesday night after his mother said a bully attacked him.  But, on Monday when Kendra Glenn's phone rang she said she was numb.

"You know you never want to get that call and I would never wish it on anybody," she said.

Glenn said a teacher called her to let her know her 10-year-old son Austin, was having a seizure and she needed to pick him up from Monarch Elementary School in Simpsonville. 

"We do know that he was knocked unconscious, he did suffer a seizure that lasted well over a minute," she said.

Glenn said Austin would often have words with another boy at the school and sometimes those words turned to threats.

"You know, 'gonna kick your butt' and you know different things throughout the year and calls him names. But I never, you know, I never thought it would amount to this," Glenn said.

She said Austin has a bruised head and suffers from a brain injury. Now, she wants to know  how it happened. She filed a complaint with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office and the incident is now being investigated.

"I never expected that this would happen to me and that my son would be lying in a hospital bed fighting for his life," Glenn said.

She said her husband picked up her son and took him to an emergency room, but the teacher didn't call 911 immediately.

"Just knowing that your child is lying unconscious on the floor and no one's thought to call 911," she said as she shook her head.

Oby Lyles, a spokesperson with the Greenville County School District, released a statement:

"How they (two students) became involved and how the injury occurred are being determined. In responding to the incident, the teacher did not follow proper procedures by immediately informing the administration who would have contacted EMS and the parents."

And while the investigation continues, Glenn said her focus is her son.

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