Beaten boy invited to Wrigley by Cubs' Rizzo returns home

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo smiles during batting practice before Game 1 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland. On Feb. 6, 2017, Rizzo invited a 12-year-old boy who was severely beaten at his suburban Chicago middle school to come to a Cubs game this summer.

    FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo smiles during batting practice before Game 1 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland. On Feb. 6, 2017, Rizzo invited a 12-year-old boy who was severely beaten at his suburban Chicago middle school to come to a Cubs game this summer. Associated Press

 
 
Posted2/8/2017 7:00 AM

SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. -- A 12-year-old boy who was invited to Wrigley Field for a game by Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo after suffering a severe beating at his suburban Chicago middle school has returned home from the hospital.

Students at Kenyon Woods Middle School in South Elgin, Illinois, have worn Cubs gear in support of Henry Sembdner since the attack. Rizzo tweeted his invitation to Sembdner to watch batting practice and a game, saying he'd heard the seventh-grader was a Cubs fan. He sent him another message wishing him well after the family said he was out of the hospital.

 

The attack happened last Friday after authorities say Sembdner bumped into another student. He suffered facial fractures and other injuries.

Police haven't determined if the other boy should face criminal charges.

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