13-year-old boy says he was assaulted near Detroit school

Police investigate assault of 13-year-old boy near Detroit's Wayne Elementary School


The community is reeling from the claims of a 13-year-old boy that he was pulled from an elementary school Wednesday by two men and assaulted.

The men knocked on the door at Wayne Elementary School and the 13-year-old boy answered it.

The men grabbed the boy and pulled him out of the school on Lakepointe Avenue near Kelly Road and Whittier Street on the city's east side.

According to the boy, the men, one white and one black, tied up his hands, took him to an abandoned home down the street and assaulted him. It is not clear if he was sexually assaulted. The men apparently had been waiting outside the school. They were driving a green pickup truck.

The boy had been in trouble at school and was waiting for someone to pick him up at the school office. Police are working to confirm that.

Neighbors in the area found the boy tied up. His grandparents were called. They arrived and the boy was taken to St. John's Hospital. It is not known what his condition is. Police and those who found him say the boy was battered and bruised.

"This shouldn't happen. They stripped him of his clothes. They tied his hands behind his back," said the boy's mother.

It also is not known if any arrests have been made.

There is a security camera at the school's door where the boy was allegedly snatched. However, the camera appears to be pointing away from the door.

Detroit police are working to figure out what exactly happened.

-- Wayne Elementary School in Detroit

-- The men allegedly took the boy to an abandoned home down the street from the school.

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