WAUKESHA -- An elementary school in Waukesha was locked down this week -- as a teen pushed his way in. It happened at Lowell Elementary School on Tuesday, September 29th. On Thursday, FOX6 News spoke exclusively with a parent who says she was punched in the face by the 17-year-old boy.
The woman says she could lose two teeth because of that punch, and she's upset the boy who did it won't face charges.
Lydia Dischler says she had no idea what she was walking into Tuesday morning at Lowell Elementary School.
"He mutters something to me and I look over and say, 'what did you say?' He hits me in the face with a closed fist," said Dischler.
Dischler says she encountered the 17-year-old boy as he was leaving the school. Just moments before, the teen allegedly forced his way into the building, hit two clerical workers before exiting -- and then hit Dischler as she was walking in.
"Instantly, my lips swelled up. I started to bleed from my mouth," Dischler said.
The school went into lockdown, and police were able to find the suspect within a matter of minutes.
But Waukesha District Attorney Sue Opper says the teen will likely not face criminal charges.
Waukesha police say the teen suffered an "autistic episode" and that the boy's cognitive disability makes it difficult to communicate with him. Police aren't even sure why he was at Lowell Elementary School in the first place.
Opper says they won't pursue the case because they likely will not be able to prove intent.
Just one day after the altercation, Dischler says the teen just happened to wander into her place of employment.
Without criminal charges, Dischler says her only protection will be a restraining order filed in court. There's also a question of who will pay for Dischler's medical bills -- which could hit $3,000 by week's end.
"We have to look out for the safety of myself and the other individuals involved," said Dischler.
Dischler says she also wants to make sure the teen is monitored at all times so he doesn't hurt anyone else. She does not think the boy should do jail time.