12-Year-Old Assaulted on Playground


Time: 7:40 p.m.

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013

Location: Morgan Elementary playground, 2200 South 28th St., Paducah

Suspect: Juvenile

A Paducah youth is under observation at a Nashville hospital after he was assaulted by another youth Sunday evening.

Ian Poole, 12, told police he and two friends were playing on the playground at Morgan Elementary School when another youth walked up and punched him several times in the face. Officer Nicholas Francescon reported Poole sustained visible cuts on his face, but Poole’s mother was present and declined medical treatment.

Poole told Francescon he knows the other youth only by a nickname, and that he has "never had any issues with (the youth) before."

Sunday evening, Poole reportedly began complaining of a headache and nausea, and his mother took him to Lourdes Hospital for treatment. He was transferred to a Nashville hospital, where he was admitted for observation, investigators said.