PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Police say a Paducah 12-year-old is under observation at a Nashville hospital after he was assaulted by another child Sunday evening.
The 12-year-old told police he and two friends were playing on the playground at Morgan Elementary School when another child walked up and punched him several times in the face.
Officer Nicholas Francescon reported the victim sustained visible cuts on his face, but his mother was present and declined medical treatment.
The victim told Francescon he knows the other youth only by a nickname, and that he has “never had any issues with him before.”
According to police, on Sunday evening, the victim reportedly began complaining of a headache and nausea, and his mother took him to Lourdes Hospital for treatment. He was transferred to a Nashville hospital, where he was admitted for observation, investigators said.