7th grader badly beaten at suburban school improving

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SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. —  A 7th grader who was badly beaten by a classmate at his South Elgin school is out of a coma.

Henry Sembdner suffered facial fractures and injuries his brain when the Kenyon Woods Middle School student was attacked for allegedly bumping into a classmate Friday.

The classmate who assaulted him was taken into police custody.

Tonight the school district U-46 will hold a meeting.

Counselors were on hand for his classmates today.

Two GoFundMe pages have been set up to help the Sembdner family as well as a CaringBridge page for updates on Henry’s condition.