Paducah boy recovering from weekend assault
PADUCAH, Ky. - A 12-year-old Paducah boy is recovering in a Nashville hospital after another child assaulted him Sunday evening.
The victim, Ian Poole, told police that he and two friends were playing on the playground at Morgan Elementary School when another youth approached them and punched Poole in the face several times.
Poole sustained visible cuts to his face. His mother was present and they originally declined medical treatment.
Poole later complained of a headache and nausea, at which point his mother transported him to Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. He was then transferred to a hospital in Nashville for observation.
The incident remains under investigation. We are gathering additional information and we'll have more on this story tonight on Local 6.