COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A middle school student in Colorado Springs was stabbed in the chest with a pencil during a fight, but the school did not call police or an ambulance, according FOX21 NEWS.
Kyler Nipper was stabbed when he got into a fight with another sixth-grader at Carmel Middle School on Friday.
School District 2 released a statement saying his injuries “did not appear to be severe at the time.”
However, Nipper’s parents took him to the hospital, where doctors said one of his lungs was punctured and he needed trauma surgery, FOX21 reported.
Now parents and family friends want to know why no one at the school called 911.
“They should have called 911. I mean, if you don’t know how to call 911 when somebody’s stabbed in the chest and can’t breathe, then there’s something wrong with you,” said Aaron Coates, a friend of the Nipper family.
“You really need to check your priorities. I mean, I know it was late at night, end of the day on Friday and you know, they probably wanted to go home and get high or something, but you know, when you’re at work, you’re at work.
“That kid’s parents, really for real, how are you going to teach your child that something like that is even an option? I mean stabbing somebody with a pencil? I seen somebody get stabbed with a pencil once, you know where that was? In prison, OK? Thank you.”
Nipper’s parents said they want to raise awareness about bullying and see changes in training.
The district superintendent said all the health techs at each school have CPR training and emergency management training, along with district nurses that provide additional support.
The superintendent also said there is no evidence bullying was a factor in this situation.