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Gordon To Represent Frayser Student

Attorney Ted Gordon is considering legal action in the case of the assault against a 2nd grader at Frayser Elementary.

The victim, who is being called M.H., was found hanging by his shirt from a hook in the bathroom of the school on March 23.  His brother says two 5th grade students told him they were responsible for the assault and that he was next.

Gordon says he believes the boys were targeted because they had complained about bullying.

“Clearly this was a calculated and premeditated and if they understood the actions and the result of their actions…and this be the case, we’re still investigating,”he says “then juvenile court authorities should investigate and see whether or not they should be prosecuted.”

School officials insist there was a teacher at the door of the bathroom when M.H. was assaulted. Gordon believes this may not have been the case and that the school may bear some responsibility for the attack.

“Our information is that there is a question whether or not the teacher was at the door the entire time,” Gordon says, “both MH and his brother totally state that these two fifth graders are the ones that assaulted and attempted to kill MH.”

Gordon says believes the boy was targeted because of complaints from him or his parents about bullying.  The boy’s brother says he has received threats from the two fifth graders and that they claimed responsibility for the assault.

Jefferson County Public Schools has said they were unaware of any complaints of bullying and that it is now a police investigation and they are awaiting the results.

Jefferson County Public Schools has said it is now a police investigation and they are awaiting the results.

Gordon also plans to request that the children be transferred to another school.

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Student Athletes Risking Heat-Related Collapse

Three student athletes have collapsed from heat-related stress over the past week.  Two football players practicing at Pleasure Ridge Park high school collapsed on August 20th.  One later died.  Then a sixth grade track student from Newburg Middle School collapsed on August 28th after completing a mile run.  She was treated and released from the hospital.  Kentucky High School Athletics Association assistant commissioner Julian Tackett says that people should not leap to any conclusions about whether these incidents are connected.  He says member schools are required to take heat index readings and follow a set of guidelines.

“We annually get reports from the schools indicating the readings that they take, and that just started a year or so ago, as well as the fact that the member schools through the principal certify each year when they join the association that they’re going by the program,” says Tackett.

The program provides schools with guidelines on when to alter or cancel practice because of the heat index.  An investigation is underway into the death of 15-year-old PRP football player Max Gilpin.