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Multiple witnessed interviewed after altercation with White Oak HS mascot

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Bullard officials have now interviewed multiple students in regards to an allegation by a White Oak student that she was roughed up during a football game last Friday.

The victim said she was shoved by up to eight other students while in her school's mascot uniform during the game between Bullard and White Oak, suffering cuts and a black eye.

Thursday, Bullard ISD officials said they are currently doing everything they can to get to the bottom of the case.

Police said they have been in touch with the family, who as of Monday said the girl still had a black eye from the incident.

"We've interviewed several witnesses or several individuals we believe to be possible witnesses," said Bullard Police Captain Jeff Bragg.

The White Oak students mother said the incident happened while her daughter was near the concession stands and bathrooms on the visitor's side of the stadium. Police said the case has been complicated by the fact that no witnesses have come forward and none of the six officers or additional administrators at the game saw the incident.

"With her not being able to identify the individual or individuals that may have caused any injuries to her or anything like that, that makes it difficult," Bragg said.

"If we find out a Bullard student was involved in incident, we will certainly take disciplinary action against that student," said Bullard Superintendent Keith Bryant. "But you have to remember that at football games, with thousands of spectators, there are kids and adults, many that don't even go to our school district."

The district has also told teachers to keep their ears open, hoping somebody will come forward with more information.

"We say something before every game to all of our students," Bryant said. "That is we have an expectation that you behave in a manner that reflects well on Bullard ISD."

Bullard ISD said that will continue to be their motto and they see no need to increase security during games at this time.

"We have every confidence in Bullard ISD and are sure they will take every step to make sure nothing like this ever happens again," said the superintendent.

Both Bullard police and school officials ask for anybody who may have witnessed or have knowledge about the incident to come forward. At this time, the case remains under investigation.

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