The 12-year-old says it started with an argument, and when he turned away, the other boy hit him. It took 9 staples to close the wound.
Now, the student's mother is frustrated with the way school officials handled the situation. Tamika McGhee says she got a call from her son - not school administrators - after it happened.
"I was just totally in shock, devastated at the fact that my child is having to inform me that he has been hit in the head," she told Eyewitness News.
And she's unhappy that her son walked from the classroom to the principal's office with a teacher with such a serious injury.
"That person should not be moved. My child had to walk from the classroom to the front office bleeding from his head so I would be hope that there would be training in place for the staff - the teachers - so in the future if this were to happen again, things would be different," McGhee offered.
The school system says teachers are properly trained to handle emergency situations and that the staff followed proper procedure. They've also contacted McGhee and her son at least twice to check on his condition.