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A Bandera Middle School student claims he was beaten and stabbed by his own classmates.

Jason Milligan is still recovering after he said he was beaten with a night stick and stabbed three times with a pocketknife by three classmates after school Tuesday.

They were cussing at me, Milligan said. I thought I was probably going to get killed.

He was saved only after his older brother stepped in and punched one of his assailants in the nose.

Milligan's parents said the school is partly to blame.

This is something that could have been stopped long before it went this far, said T.J. Milligan, Jason's father.

The Milligans said they reported several incidents involving their son and his assailants, including a scuffle that had occurred earlier that day.

They said they would keep an eye on things, and this is what's happening, Jason's father said.

Bandera ISD Communication Director Tracy Thayer said their safety protocols generally work well.

Right now, our safety measures are effective, and as soon as a parent or student reports an incident, we look into that, investigate it fully, and deal with whatever situation we find, Thayer said.

Jason's father doesn't agree.

They did the wrong thing, and now I want to know what they're going to do to protect my son in school, he said.

The 12-year-old accused of the stabbing has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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