Condition of Butler High School teen hit with barbell not improving

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
News 16 at 6 O’Clock/NBC at 7

RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Things have not gotten any better for the Butler High School who other students say was hit in the head with a barbell.

The student is now battling brain damage. The teen’s mother tells us he's still not fully aware of what happened.

The mother said he was shocked to see his injuries. She tells us she appreciates the thoughts and prayers, but all she's thinking about is her son.

“You know, when something like that happens, that's actually going on, you're not really worried about the consoling -- not in the situation that my son was put in,” the mother said.

The suspected student is charged with aggravated assault. The DA will decide later if he'll be charged as an adult.

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