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Aunt of Montgomery County teen says he was bullied, attacked

Posted at 12:20 AM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 11:03:24-05

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The aunt of a Montgomery County teenager says that her nephew has been bullied and attacked at the high school.

Last week, LEX 18 first reported on several social media posts that show what appears to be Montgomery County High School students engaging in fights.

In one of these videos you can see a boy being punched during class. Tina Alfrey tells us that boy is her nephew, and this isn't the first time he's been bullied at school.

"It's hard to watch that video I've watched it maybe twice, because I cry when I see him being attacked like that 'cause there's no reason for violence like that," said Alfrey.

But the school says that social media posts are exaggerating the severity of these fights.

In a statement Superintendent Dr. Matthew Thompson says, "These posts and comments do not contain accurate information and exaggerate the number of events occurring. The truth is that there were far fewer incidents than referenced on social media and the vast majority of our students engaged in appropriate behavior."

But Alfrey says even if the number of fights is being exaggerated, it's still too many, "Maybe it was exaggerated but one or two fights that's too many, you have to put a stop to this, that's not cool."

Montgomery County Schools also said in their statement that they are investigating every situation and encourage parents to contact the school with their concerns.