Family of South Elgin boy beaten at school considering legal action
SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. — The family of a boy nearly beaten to death at his suburban school is considering taking legal action.
A classmate beat 12-year-old Henry Sembdner last Friday at Kenyon Middle School in South Elgin.
Henry is now home from the hospital recovering from a fractured skull and brain trauma.
His parents say the school called to have them pick him up, before calling 911.
Their lawyers have filed a petition seeking information from the school about what happened, and demanding that evidence be preserved. The legal filing is often the first step towards a lawsuit.