Autistic boy beaten unconscious at middle school

In January, Destiny Kitchen sent a letter to the school’s principal outlining the bullying her son had gone through.

Weeks later, Blake Kitchen was beaten unconscious by the same boy Destiny warned the school about. "My ear hurts. My jaw hurts. My back hurts and that's all," Blake told FOX 4 News.

Blake has Asperger’s Syndrome, a kind of autism that leads him to repeat behaviors. One of those is eating his lunch. Blake likes to sit at the same place every day. Thursday, another boy moved Blake’s belongings to a different seat. When he asked him to move the beating began.

Blake suffered a fractured jaw and skull as well as damage to an ear that may require surgery. “It makes me sad and angry to see him have that moment of terror,” Destiny said.

“To listen to him cry and say, ‘Mommy I’m going to die. Please don’t let me die, I’m not ready.’ It could have been avoided,” she continued.

WDAF obtained a copy of a letter the school sent after the incident. In part it reads, "recent media coverage has centered on an incident between two students in our district. The investigation by our school administrators is ongoing, and is in cooperation with the Liberty Police Department."

Destiny claims the boy who beat her son has a history of suspensions.

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