Mammoth Police investigate assault on 6 year old


mlpd_3-23-102.jpgMLPD Investigates Assault on a 6 Year Old

On Tuesday January 21st, Mammoth Police were dispatched to a residence for a report of an assault.  Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim was a 6 year old girl.  The victim told officers that after she got off of the school bus at Snowcreek to walk home, other students had pushed her down, kicked and punched her.

With assistance from the victim, officers identified the three suspects who were also students at Mammoth Elementary.  One of the children was contacted at his residence and then all three were interviewed the next day at school.

Per the victim’s mother, she took her daughter to Mammoth Hospital where she was treated for a concussion.

The three juvenile suspects were a 6 year old boy, a 6 year old girl and a 7 year old boy.  Their names are being withheld due to their ages. The reason for the coordinated assault is still unclear, but may have resulted from a prior snowball fight. Mammoth Elementary is assisting with the investigation and took the appropriate disciplinary action pursuant to their policies and procedures.

The case has been referred to Mono County Child Protective Services, Mono County Juvenile Probation and to the Mono County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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11 Responses to Mammoth Police investigate assault on 6 year old

  1. MeadowGal February 2, 2014 at 1:55 am #

    Where was the parent? The kids aren’t supposed to be let off the bus by the driver unless there is a parent at the bus stop to pick up their child. Who lets their little 6 year old girl OR boy walk down the street unsupervised?

  2. Ken Warner January 31, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    “…the little boy who attacked has either witnessed this type of behavior on a regular basis…”

    You can see this kind of behavior every day on TV and in the movies. Our society reaps what it sows.

  3. Champagne January 30, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

    Little children do not decide to attack others with such aggression simply out of the blue. This is a learned behavior, meaning that the little boy who attacked has either witnessed this type of behavior on a regular basis or has been a victim of it himself – maybe both. This does certainly not justify his actions, but it does point to a much bigger problem. I agree with Ferdinand – take a look at the parents, at the family unit; I’d be willing to bet that there is something bigger going on behind closed doors in his home. I hope that the plan is to get him some professional help and to investigate the family environment. Children that come from a healthy environment do not act this way.

    • Trouble January 31, 2014 at 8:10 am #

      Personally I would make them all shake hands. This Dr. Drew/concussion stuff baffles my minds.

      • Pedro January 31, 2014 at 11:44 am #

        If my daughter was attacker, I would make her offer her hand. If she was victim, she would have right to make her own decision.

  4. ferdinand lopez January 30, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    take a look at thier parents,if not them,the community

  5. Desert Tortoise January 30, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    Depending on the severity a bad enough concussion can cause lingering problems for the rest of her life. I have seen this in my own life with someone very close to me.

  6. sugar magnolia January 30, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    I’m going to amend my previous statement, based on reading the more in depth article in the Mammoth Times…sounds like this 7 year old organized this attack and that it was more than your typical school yard type incident.

    I’d be very surprised if this young man doesn’t have previous blemishes on his record. Hopefully they can teach the younger two about repercussions of their actions enough to open their eyes. But the older boy needs stronger punishment and help. 7 is a very young age to be that aggressive.

  7. sugar magnolia January 30, 2014 at 8:48 am #

    You know what that means….they’re gonna ban snowball fights!

    actually I think they already are banned, but not that strongly enforced. Come on people, don’t over react. This is a bad thing, and the kids need to be punished gently and counseled (unless there have been other incidents like this)..

    Think back to when you were little…we did stupid stuff too. Then we learned we couldn’t, and learned about repercussions and figured life out. Let’s let these kids figure life out too.

    • Eternal Liberal January 30, 2014 at 9:29 am #

      Sugar Magnolia,

      An older boy grabs a younger girl after she gets off the bus then throws her on the ground and beats on her including kicking her in the face !! Then encourages others to beat on her as he is holding her down on the ground.

      He needs his ass beat !!!!

  8. mammoth resident January 29, 2014 at 8:41 pm #



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