He says the district knew his daughter was being threatened by another student, but did nothing to stop it.
Darius Nelson says his 17-year-old daughter Daria is a good kid who is captain of the drill team and ready to head to college on a full scholarship.
"If your child is hurting, it makes you hurt," Nelson says.
But he says Daria's last few years at Parkview High School in Little Rock have traumatized her.
"She's been making reports as far back as April of last year," he says.
Daria has lodged several complaints with the school about a fellow student whom she says has repeatedly threatened her with physical violence.
Nelson showed us the documentation, but says the district did nothing until Monday when "she was attacked," he says.
A police report states in a classroom on Monday, the other student grabbed Daria by the hair and hit her several times in the face.
Daria fought back, and both students were suspended and arrested.
Nelson can't imagine why his daughter is being equally punished. He also says if the district had addressed the problem to begin with, the fight could have been prevented.
"I just can't understand it, it doesn't make sense," he says. "I don't send my child to school to be attacked. I want her to be protected while she is at school."
Now he says he simply wants the district to take a stand.
"If they are serious about 'no bullying,' 'no tolerance,' why did this happen to my child on their watch?" Nelson says.
The Little Rock School District said on Wednesday that it is investigating, but a spokesperson said she couldn't comment until more information is gathered.