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Student Does Not Return to School After Bullying Incident

Posted: 6:50 PM, Oct 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-15 19:51:07-04

The 11-year-old Martin Middle School 6th grader who showed us video of her being bullied by another student last Thursday, did not return to school today.

And, according to her family members, some of whom protested the incident in front of the school today, the girl’s future at Martin is up in the air.
The girl apparently told her grandmother she was scared she’d be bullied again if she returned to the school

As a result of last Thursday’s incident, the grandmother, Maria Recio, was arrested, charged with injury to a child, and released on a $5000.00 bond late Friday.

The little girl, her grandmother, and family members each told us this wasn’t the first time she had been bullied at the school.
And the family insists they made school administrators aware of previous incidents, and in fact, took the girl out of school earlier this school year because of other incidents.

Ray Reyes, one of the family members protesting outside Martin this afternoon, told Action Ten News, the other student involved in Thursday’s incident, had gone to the 11-year-old’s house and called her out.

This morning, we asked the school for a comment on the incident, but they referred us to CCISD headquarters.
Last Friday CCISD Police Chief Kirby Warnke told us the bullying incident is under investigation.