After Oak Creek HS fight, parents of boys claim other child is bully
WTMJ News Team
Charles Benson reports.Photo: Video by tmj4.com
MILWAUKEE- Two students got in a brawl at Oak Creek High School last Thursday with some of the attack - caught on tape.
Parents of one of the boys says their son was a target for bullying.
One parent claims this was more like a planned attack caught on tape and he claims the high school is doing little to protect his son.
A video shows a freshman at Oak Creek H.S. getting punched repeatedly by a student
The teen receiving the blows is 15-year-old Ethan Momberg, he told TODAY'S TMJ4, "he just started hitting me"
Ethan Momberg claims another boy started harassing him a few weeks ago and the day before this fight threatened him.
"He had said 'you need to stop talking if can't back stuff up.' I was nervous, I talked to the principal about it," said Momberg.
But for the first time TODAY'S TMJ4 is hearing from the mother of the boy throwing the punches.
Lori Mills says there are two sides to this story. She claims her son Tyler had been bullied by
Ethan for weeks.
She told TODAY'S TMJ4, "I, in no way condone what he did and he is going to suffer the consequences...my son was defending himself against a bully."
Lori is worried about her son, telling TODAY'S TMJ4, "I hope the school looks at this and says there are two sides of the story and deals with the verbal bullying by Ethan."
Ethan Momberg said the principal kept the boys apart for that day but the next morning the teen attacked him.
Ethan's father is upset the teen who hit his son received a suspension, telling TODAY'S TMJ4, "It's hard to watch to be honest." His father went on to say, "They use the word fight, for me it's more of a premeditated malicious attack. It was like something you would see in a prison."
He wants the boy expelled.
TODAY'S TMJ4 went to the school to get some answers, but TODAY'S TMJ4 was escorted out by police. The superintendent later released a statement saying: "the high school administrators are handling the student discipline as per policies and procedures..."
Oak Creek police continue to look into the criminal matter surrounding this fight.