A high school wrestler from South Bend, Ind., is being suspended from his school for an alleged bullying incident involving a friend.
The high school wrestling coach at Poly High School said a fellow student told him the victim was bullying him, but the coach did not believe the claim.
The coach said the student also texted him about the bullying.
He said the victim did not come to school to be bullied and had no intent to do so.
The victim told police he was the victim of bullying from a fellow high school student who did not want to see him suffer.
The victim said he was also asked by the suspect if he wanted to punch him.
The suspect, who is an athlete, said yes, the victim told the police.
The police say the suspect is a student at Poly.
The suspect is facing several charges including aggravated assault, assault with intent to kill, aggravated battery, endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangerment, and possession of a weapon.
The investigation is ongoing.
The Poly High coach was in the office on Tuesday when he heard about the incident.
He was the one who called the police to report the alleged bullying.
Poly High suspended the wrestler indefinitely.
The school has since apologized for the bullying, but did not elaborate.
The coach said he plans to appeal.
He did not respond to a request for comment.