Is this sufficient punishment by the school!
Tillytoes1 · 27/02/2019 11:10
Just before half term my 12 year old son was subjected to a very nasty attack by another boy. It happened in the changing rooms whilst no teachers were present. Basically, the other boy punched my son in his head three times, causing his head to hit the wall and he was also punched in his stomach and his left eye. He had swelling around his eye and a headache when he came home and I wasn’t notified until 2.30, when it happened just before lunch. The boy was put into isolation for two days and was told he wouldn’t be allowed to get changed in the same changing room again, well that never happened because he was back in the changing rooms yesterday. I have informed the police but they are slow at investigating the incident, as you can understand I am furious. The head teacher has tried to assure us that it’s been dealt with as it should have but I’m not convinced. Is there anything else I can do?
Thank you for any advice!
SingleRing1235 · 27/02/2019 18:16
Was this a one sided fight or did your son fight back ? As for not being notified , the teachers may have been busy reviewing cctv and getting kids to write out incident reports. In most schools near me, a fight results in a one day exclusion ( this is after the 2nd fight though and 1 day isolation for first fight) . As for the changing rooms , I suggest you leave it as he’s had his punishment and where else has he to get changed. This lad was completely in the wrong but I’d be surprised if your son didn’t fight back. The changing rooms is basically like a classroom so I’d leave it if I’m honest .
Tillytoes1 · 27/02/2019 20:18
I’m nowhere did I say this was a fight, I said he was attacked, read it again. No he didn’t fight back, otherwise I would have clearly said, it was a nasty unprovoked attack, he kept asking my son for a fight and he repeatedly said no, he then assaulted him. The police are thankfully visiting his house and also he’s not allowed to use the changing rooms for the foreseeable future. I also couldn’t care less where the boys gets dressed, as long as he’s away from my son.
JiltedJohnsJulie · 01/03/2019 08:04
Was he definitely in the changing room after you were given the assurance that this would no longer happen? I'd write to the school, summarising what happened and statement saying that the boy wouldn't get changed with your son again. State when you believe it happened and ask them for a written assurance he won't be there again. I'd also ask for a written reply within 7 days. It wouldn't hurt to copy on the Governors too
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