He was physically fine, but it will cost
thousands of dollars to remove the tattoo
, which may have to be done at a Massachusetts hospital, his father said.
He said community support has been overwhelming. A high school administrator called to say school faculty members want to pay for the laser treatments.
"I think the kids should pay for the laser removal," he said.
The high school, he said, has scheduled four assemblies next week to address the issue of bullying.