All: I know it isn’t hazing but figured parents and administrators and police might be interested in this potentially dangerous game.
Unit 5 Superintendent Gary Niehaus says Kingsley Junior High staff and Normal Police did all they could in response to an incident at the school which led to a studentâ€™s death last year.
Jasmine Brooks filed a lawsuit against Unit 5 and the Town of Normal last week on the one-year anniversary of son Donnie Hampton Jr.â€™s death.
The lawsuit claims Hampton and other students were playing a game called â€˜body shotsâ€™ where students punch one another â€“ before he collapsed and later died.
â€œI think Kingsley staff had done everything they could have done. I donâ€™t know what more they could have done,â€ Niehaus said.
Niehaus says he reviewed a videotape of the incident and said a teacher responded to the bathroom in a â€˜short time frame.â€™
Niehaus says the district has since added more security cameras to Kingsley and other schools throughout the district.
Click here to listen to Scott and Colleenâ€™s interview with Niehaus.