WASHINGTON (WUSA)-- Jayda Watson is a 9-year-old fourth grader at Stanton Elementary School in southeast D.C., and she's terrified of going back to school after she claims a 10-year-old boy in the fifth grade attacked her.
Jayda's mother, Aquila Watson, said the attacked happened earlier this week. The 9-year-old said she was repeatedly hit in the face after some boys were teasing her. She was hit so hard her eye was swollen shut.
Now she says she is embarrassed and scared of going back. The fourth grader said, "I just think that everybody will start asking me questions, and I don't want to tell them."
Her mother is extremely upset at what happened to her daughter, especially because she claims a teacher saw it all happen and did nothing to stop it. According to Watson, a gym teacher was present when her daughter was beaten up by the bully.
She said she confronted the teacher about it. "He said 'You know what Mrs. Watson, I'm so sorry. Your daughter got hit so hard a tear came out my eye and I called my wife...I was texting on my phone,'" said the victim's mother about the response she got from the teacher.
The 9-year-old hasn't returned to school since the attack happened. It's unclear if she will go back to Stanton Elementary in the future, but for now she said she is horrified at the thought of going back. "I'm really, really scared. I don't want to go back to that school."