Student beaten on Grandville playground to point of unconsciousness

GRANDVILLE, MICH. - A playground supervisor at Century Park Elementary in Grandville is off the job as the school district investigates a violent fight between two students. 

The father of a boy who was involved in the fight says his son was kicked multiple times in the head by another student, suffered a concussion and had to miss school for two weeks. 

Justin Haverkate, the boy's father, shared a post on Facebook regarding the incident 

He says the playground supervisor initially said he didn't know about the fight until it was over but then tweeted, "Just broke up a fight at recess even though I really wanted to see who was going to win." 

Haverkate filed a personal protection order against the student who beat his son. According to his post, the school did not expel the assailant. 

The school district sent us a statement saying they couldn't go on camera but that they take these incidents seriously the fight was handled swiftly and appropriately.  

The superintendent, Roger Bearup, says the district was not aware of the tweet, and that the employee was removed from the job as they investigate.

Century Park Elementary prides itself in providing a safe place for all students. While we cannot go into details regarding what happened on the playground that day and the discipline that was administered due to Federal Privacy Laws, we can confirm that we take these incidents seriously and in this particular situation things were handled swiftly and appropriately. In regards to the tweet posted, today was the first time it was brought to our attention. Again, we responded immediately removing the employee while we investigate. 

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