It sounds like the climactic moments of an old movie. The “little guy” is minding his own business as he walks through the middle school hallway, only to bump into every 12-year-old’s worst nightmare—the school bully. With a small bump, he’s suddenly picked up and laid-out on the ground, praying that a teacher will poke their head out of a classroom and save him.
For Henry Sembdner, this illustration of a middle school bully became a traumatizing reality on Friday.
The 12-year-old from South Elgin, Illinois, was severely injured after bumping into a classmate on Friday, then being “slammed to the ground” at Kenyon Woods Middle School.
Henry suffered facial fractures and brain injuries following the attack. He spent the majority of the weekend in an induced coma.