Findlay Courier: 2nd boy pleads guilty in bullying assault


Courier staff writer

FINDLAY, OH (THE COURIER) - A second 11-year-old Findlay boy admitted Wednesday to assaulting a Glenwood Middle School student who is a male cheerleader.

The boy pleaded guilty to assault, a first-degree misdemeanor, and was placed on an indefinite period of probation by Hancock County Juvenile Court Magistrate Kristen Johnson, according to the court.

The boy was also fined $100 and ordered to have no contact with the victim, Tyler Wilson, who is now 12, according to the court.

The boy and another 11-year-old male, publicly identified as D'on, were both charged with assault following an after-school fight on Aug. 31 at Glenwood, which resulted in Wilson's arm being broken.

D'on previously was sentenced to an indefinite period of probation, fined $100, and ordered not to have contact with Wilson. He pleaded guilty to the same misdemeanor charge, reduced from a more serious charge of felonious assault, a second-degree felony.

Wilson's mother, Kristy Wilson, alleged that her son was assaulted and bullied because he is a cheerleader for Flag City Youth Cheerleading.

She and Tyler appeared on "Good Morning America" to discuss the incident.

D'on and his mother went on the "Dr. Phil" television show and denied that the altercation had anything to do with Tyler being a cheerleader. D'on was identified on the show by his first name, which is why his name is being used in The Courier.

Kristy Wilson could not be reached for comment Wednesday, nor could the 11-year-old boy's attorney.

A message left with the boy's mother was not returned Wednesday.

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