Charges dropped against 10-year-old boy accused of hitting classmate in dodgeball-like game

Prosecutors have decided to drop the charges against 10-year-old Bryce Lindley, who had been charged with assault after hitting another boy in the face while playing a game similar to dodgeball.

The case against the elementary school student started began on April 29, when Lindley was playing a game called "tips," which is like dodgeball, NBC News reported.

A police report accused Lindley of intentionally throwing a ball at a classmate's face during the game, WXYZ reported.

The child, who was not identified at the request of the child's parent, had a black eye and bruised nose. Medical records showed he also had a concussion, WXYZ reported.

The child's parent said he was targeted before the April 29 event and she had alerted school officials earlier in the month. She also said he has a medical condition that makes head injuries dangerous, WXYZ reportedCBS News reported that Cameisha Lindley posted on Facebook that the student had a chronic brain stem condition.

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Plymouth-Canton Community School officials told NBC News that it was dealt with "in accordance with the applicable district policies and the Student Code of Conduct."

The student's mother is the one who asked for the law to step in, WXYZ reported.

Bryce Lindley's mother, Cameishi Lindley told WXYZ she was not informed about any situation at the school, and she is sorry the student was injured, but that it should have been dealt with at the school and not in the courts.

Cameishi Lindley also said that if the child had a medical condition, maybe he should not have been playing the game in the first place.

Bryce Lindleywas suspended from his school on April 30, NBC News reported.

He was scheduled to appear in juvenile court Aug. 1 for pretrial meeting, WXYZ reported.

But the charges were dismissed a day before the meeting, NBC News reported.

County prosecutor Kym Worthy told NBC News in a statement that the charge was "certainly sustainable."

"I have no doubt that both families involved love their children and want the best for them. But I do think there is a better way to go forward at this time," Worthy told NBC News in the statement.

She said that she hopes both parents come to a "solution that benefits both of these children"

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