AnÂ autopsy report from the caseÂ showed there was a bruise on Blandingâ€™s head, which caused the familyâ€™s lawyer to ask what really happened.
â€œHe was killed. Thatâ€™s horrific. That should not have happened,â€ attorney Johnny Hawkins said.
Since late February,Â Blandingâ€™s family has been looking for answersÂ on what happened in the untimely drowning of the student at Mumford High. Hawkins has been in contact with the boyâ€™s mother every single day.
â€œMiss Blanding is extremely distressed. Sheâ€™s trying to be as patient as she can,” Hawkins said. â€œSheâ€™s frustrated and she wants answers, but Iâ€™m telling her Iâ€™m sure that weâ€™re getting closer, because now more information is coming in.”
According to the autopsy report, Blanding was believed to be under water for at least 30 minutes and had a bruise of his head resembling the grate along the outside of the pool â€“ insinuating the teen either fell in or was pushed.
Other children in the class admit to horseplay, but Blandingâ€™s family believes he was constantly bullied because of a learning disability.
Read Click On Detroit