Another call today. Movie Boy was eating lunch when a boy (who has expressed dislike for him in the past) walked behind him and whacked the back of his head. I got a call from the school nurse telling me about it. They were quick to point out that Movie Boy “did the right thing” by telling an adult. Unfortunately, the adult was a substitute who did not react to the assault. So, Movie Boy sought out the help of his case manager, Mr. F., who then brought him to the nurse. We have him at the pediatrician now, just to be sure.
But why does this happen at all?? WHAT THE HELL??
I wrote this to the AP….
Dear Ms. AP,
I was contacted today by the school nurse. I spoke with her and Mr. F. They informed me that my son, Movie Boy, was hit in the back of the head by another student while he ate his lunch in the cafeteria today.
As you are well aware, this is the second injury he has sustained in this environment in the course of only one week. Last Monday, he was punched in the stomach while waiting in the lunch line. Today, he is hit from behind while eating.
As you also know, he also sustained at least three injuries during 6th grade (last year) that required medical attention.
Please contact me immediately to discuss how you will insure that my son is safe in your school building.