Port Arthur family outraged over attack at Memorial High School parking lot

Caught on camera, an attack on a student in the parking lot of Port Arthur Memorial High school, the victim, 16-year-old Jose Trejo.

PORT ARTHUR - Caught on camera, an attack on a student in the parking lot of Port Arthur Memorial High school, the victim, 16-year-old Jose Trejo.

He tells 12News that he just moved here in January from Mexico, and doesn’t even know his attacker.

His mom says she is outraged the attacker is not facing consequences, but school administrators say they have no knowledge of the incident

The Trejo family is looking for answers after they say Jose was punched in the face last Wednesday, just so the attacker could get it on video.

It happened in the parking lot at Port Arthur Memorial High School as Jose was waiting for the bus.

The video now circulating on social media, and Jose says he doesn't know his attacker.

“All of my face hurts,” says Jose.

“Can't even touch my face, I can't blow my nose, I was distracted talking to someone and all of a sudden he came up to me and hit me in the face,” he explains.

He says another student approached him, looked back at the camera, and punched him square in the face, something his mother says should have never happened.

His mother Sylvia Anaya says, “It makes you feel bad to see there're people out there that are that aggressive. “

When asked about the incident, administrators at Port Arthur Memorial told us they were never informed in a statement saying:

"Policy provides suspension when incidents like this happen. Police were present in the area and possible arrests could have been made, but we have no knowledge of the incident."

Jose’s family says they did inform administrators of the attack.

“They told us they couldn't do anything because they already talked to this student’s family,” says Anaya.”
Now Jose is left with a hurt nose and bruised face.

“If he was a fighter, he'd follow him, be he stood there holding his nose where he was hit.” Says Anaya.

Jose says all he wants to do is to continue studying in place that's  a safe environment without violence.

(© 2016 KBMT)


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