Students who forced Plano teen to drink urine while sleeping face misdemeanor assault charges – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth
Plano, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) The mother of a former Plano ISD student said two students who forced her son to drink urine on an overnight stay in February will face charges.
For more than seven months they were waiting for criminal charges.
Summer Smith’s son, Cimarion Humphrey, 13 at the time, attended Haggard Middle School.
Smith says that one of Humphrey’s classmates befriended him a month before he persuaded him to come with the intent of bullying and assaulting him and that night he was also shot with BBs in his sleep and then made racial slurs.
“It definitely affected him. Depressive anxiety. I definitely got affected by it and we were in no way out of the healing process,” Smith said.
Plano police have launched an investigation and Smith said at a meeting Friday, Oct. 8, they learned that two students each would face assault on a contact charge, a third-degree misdemeanor.
“To find the equivalent of a ticket, just a bit of a fine, that shows me what they think about my child,” Smith said.
“They are choosing the lowest level ever which is the equivalent of a ticket – no jail time, no prison threat. Smith’s attorney, Kim Cole, said.
Cole had hoped to commit at least a first-degree misdemeanor.
“When you’re dealing with these kinds of situations with baby gloves, it’s not a deterrent,” Cole said. “They’ve been protecting these kids since day one and I can’t say I’m surprised.”
She says she will now file civil lawsuits against them.
Meanwhile, Smith says her son set up an anti-bullying organization aimed at making sure what happened to him wouldn’t happen to anyone else.
Smith also says her son has been the victim of several other incidents of bullying that occurred before bed, but on Friday told him by police, Plano ISD had no documentation of these incidents.
CBS 11 contacted the area, but did not hear back.