When you hear about a hit on someone's life, it usually has to do with adults. However, according to news on Oct. 10, a hit was on a 9-year-old fourth grader.
A female janitor who had a contract with Grand Rapids Public School in Michigan admitted to paying two boys $1 to beat up their classmate.
She ordered the beating because she said the 9-year-old used a curse word and unflattering comments toward her.
A bystander overheard the scheme and reported it to school authorities. And after she was questioned, the janitor admitted to paying the boys $1 for the beating. She was fired immediately.
The two boys accepted the $1 offer and beat up their classmate; however, no major injuries were reported. Reports also didn't mention if the boys will be disciplined for accepting the offer and beating their classmate.
The mother of the beaten student was shocked. She said:
"To think that there's an adult that can be so like twisted to sit there and watch a little boy -- a little 9-year-old boy -- get beat up, and get enjoyment out of it."
The victim's mother also said she is considering whether she wants to press charges. The Grand Rapids police are reportedly also looking into the matter.
School spokesman John Helmholdt had harsh words regarding the worker's conduct. He said:
"It is absolutely unacceptable in any way, shape or form for an employee to behave in this manner. There are consequences, and this individual learned quick the hard way."
The janitor began working at the school this year though a privately-owned West Michigan Janitorial Service. Prior to this incident, she had a clean criminal record.