(video courtesy KOMONews / CNN)
A six-year-old boy from Washington is recovering after being attacked for standing up to a group of bullies who were picking on his friend.
According to KOMONews in Seattle, Washington , 6-year-old Carter English had to have surgery on Friday following an attack by several young bullies at the apartment complex where he and his mother live.
Carter and his mother Dana English say that the attack happened after Carter confronted a group of kids who were allegedly picking on one of his friends.
Carter’s mother says that Carter was beaten with rocks and sticks and that the bullies rubbed sawdust into his eyes during the altercation. Carter received a broken arm, a lacerated eye and several cuts and bruises to his face.
The police in Olympia, Washington are investigating the incident, according to KOMO. A five-year-old was identified as the instigator of the attack. Police say that social services will be involved. KOMO says that the case will not result in a criminal referral.