A mother from Alabama was shocked when her daughter came home from school beaten and bruised.
The school called the incident an accident, but according Kelly Turpin, the injuries that her 9-year-old daughter Lanny suffered were far from accidental.
“I got called to come to the school around 10 a.m. Friday,” said Turpin, according to AL.com. “They told me my daughter fell and I needed to come to the school.”
Turpin maintains that the school started lying to her right from the beginning.
“The nurse started telling me my daughter fell and was hurt accidentally,” Turpin claimed. “But my daughter said, ‘No, mom, it wasn’t an accident.’”
Conservative Tribune reports:
Lanny then fell and hit a metal pole, which caused a concussion, according to Opposing Views. Her injuries were not pretty. You can see her injuries here, and a video covering the story by WHNT here — but be advised, the injuries are graphic, and viewer discretion is strongly advised.
The bully allegedly asked Lanny not to tell on her, but Lanny wasn’t having it. She told her mother what was going on.
Lanny was taken to the hospital and was expected to make a full recovery. Thank goodness for that.
However, the school continues to behave very strangely about the incident, Turpin said. She has claimed that she was lied to by the principal about what punishment the bully might face.
“When I asked the principal what was being done about the bully, he said she would be suspended for two days,” Turpin said. “Then I found out they didn’t even do anything to her.”
Principal Tony Willis is refusing to talk about the incident as the Turpin’s are looking to hire a lawyer.
“We’ve been instructed we’re not to comment on this situation because the family has been speaking to an attorney,” Willis said. “With any incident, we’re going to look into it and follow our code of conduct to the letter. We try to be proactive rather than reactive and make sure students are comfortable enough to talk with us when they encounter problems.”
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