Merrillville Superintendent Tony Lux said he was aware of the incident and talked to the girl's mother Monday, who posted comments about the incident on her Facebook page.
viewed the video and talked to Straub on Monday.
said several administrators and the school resource officer investigated the incident and reviewed the video, which came from the school's hallway cameras.
said the investigation was not finished last week when the parent came in and one of the boys was absent from school.
said the investigation was completed Monday, and the two boys will be suspended.
said the school policy calls for a suspension ranging from one to three days.
Lux said the parent wanted to file some sort of charge against the two boys, but the SRO officer explained the incident did not warrant a police complaint.
There is also no record on file that the parent filed a complaint with the Merrillville Police Department
said school officials attempted to notify the parent to report the incident to her
but the telephone number on file was not correct.
Straub said she
is glad to hear the boys will be suspended but she
also thinks the Pierce administrators should be reprimanded for the way they handled the incident.
In an email response to the newspaper, Straub also said she
sent an updated phone number to the school district and the school has emergency phone numbers for her
mother and fiance.
Straub said she
intends to withdraw her
daughter and consider homeschooling; she
plans to move in the summer.
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