Mom: Middle school student mugged by classmate

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A middle school student has been charged with aggravated robbery after he tried robbing a classmate at knifepoint, HISD said (KTRK)

Jiryn Holmes says he takes school seriously.

"I love school, my grades are good and I want to keep them up, but I can't dealing with issues like this," he said.

The Forest Brook seventh-grader is also on the football team. He said on Wednesday while leaving third period class that a boy tried robbing him and asked him for money.

"It was a small and light brown, white pocket knife. The blade was silver; it was about this long," the 13-year-old said. "I didn't know if he was going to stab me because I didn't give him what he wanted."

His mother, Jamazcia Simon, says she was even more terrified when she got the call from an assistant principal.

"It was terrifying because all I could think of was what if he would have actually used the knife," Simon said.

A spokesperson for HISD says the incident actually happened off-campus, adding in a statement:

"Forest Brook Middle School administrators on Wednesday received reports that a student had threatened fellow students with a pocket knife while off-campus before school started. Upon learning of the off-campus incident, school officials immediately detained the student, confiscated the knife and notified HISD Police. The student was charged with aggravated robbery, appropriate disciplinary action also is being taken per the HISD Student Code of Conduct. The safety of our students is always our top priority."

Jamazcia Simon says she kept her kids home from school Thursday out of concerns for their safety.

"I don't think they do everything they should because I've been complaining with the safety of my children being at that school and nothing has ever been done about it, nothing," she said.
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