Boy Cheerleader Tyler Wilson Won't Quit Despite Arm Broken by Bullies


"It breaks down to the injuries. The broken arm is a felony," Lt. Wilson said. The second boy was allegedly involved only as far as "kicking and hitting" Tyler, he said.

Calls into both families of the boys charged were not returned. Their names are being withheld by ABC News because they are minors.

School officials say they are can't comment specifically on any discipline involving the boys charged, but measures are being taken.

"We really can't comment on the discipline, anything taken place on school jurisdiction has been dealt with appropriately," Assistant Superintendant Craig Kupferberg told ABC News.

"Glenwood Middle School has taken steps to help resolve the situation between the boys. Any kind of bullying -- physical, cyber, we're constantly trying to help students work through these situations or prevent these situations," Kupferberg said.

Kupferberg told ABC News, however, that he was not aware of any previous instances involving Tyler.

"It's an unfortunate incident and I hope, as the schools are trying to help, and I expect that they are, that the midget football and cheerleading are also taking steps," Kupferberg said.

According to Wilson and Kupferberg, one of the boys involved in the fight is a player in the youth football league.

Kristy Wilson said, "The cheerleading board has shown tremendous support and contacted the football board on Tyler's behalf," however she also added that the football board has thus far not disciplined the boy involved.

She said her son will cheer against the team the boy plays for on Oct. 10.

"In the last game of season my son is cheering against his team. Tyler plans on showing up, and the cheer parents volunteered to act as a security detail," Wilson said.

John Fenton, vice president of the Flag City Youth Football program told ABC News he was not allowed to comment on the situation.

Although Kristy Wilson is frustrated with what she sees as a lack of response from the football administration, she is more frustrated with any sort of response or reach out from the parents of the two boys allegedly involved.

"That frustrates me immensely. In my opinion I'm responsible for my child, and have a moral responsibility for my child," Wilson said. If Tyler broke another boy's arm she would reach out to the parents, offer to help with medical costs or anything else needed immediately, she said.

Tyler is healing, although the break was bad enough that it may warrant surgery his mom says. He is still participating with the cheerleading squad as much as he can, but his arm and spirit need time to mend.

"He's doing ok, up and down some days," Wilson said.

"He is still nervous about everything and what happened and his spirits are down because he can't fully participate in cheerleading still," Wilson said.

"The only thing that Tyler has said, he is sad because people can't accept him for who he is," she said.

According to Wilson male cheerleaders from high school and colleges across the country have reached out to Tyler to lend their support, and tell him not to give up something he loves.

"He has met with quite a few male cheerleaders in high school, college and competition levels who've talked to him and told him to stick it out. They've told him he can really make a life with it, and that's what keeps telling me, he wants to use it to go to college. If that's what he chooses to do, I'm all for it," Wilson said.

"He's fighting his way through it. Everybody he's talked to, he says he is not giving up," she said.

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