I noticed there's a part of DD's hair that's a bit shorter than all the hair around it. I think it's been cut. When I asked her about it she said, "E cut it." E is a boy at school. I asked her what happened and she said, "E said he was going to cut me with the scissors. I was playing with my hair like this (she held her hand out showing me) and he cut my hair. He said sorry."
I asked if she told her teacher and she said, "No, she was reading with someone and we're not supposed to bother her when she's doing that."
I told DH and he asked her about it and said that E would be getting into really big trouble, so she really needed to tell the truth. Now she's insisting that it was a dream last night. Her exact words were, "I forgot to tell you that it was a dream last night."
I don't know what to do. I think she was telling the truth the first time, but I don't have any proof. This is the same kid who yesterday during writing time drew a picture of a house blowing up and wrote, "Me and my friend put a bomb in a house."
I know this kid, I've been in the classroom. He's not a bad kid. He's a typical 6 year old boy. But, he's totally the type of kid that would reach out with scissors and cut her hair, or do other things like that because it would be funny.
DD is 6, she's in Kindergarten. She has special needs (currently diagnosed ADHD, SPD, and anxiety; all of her providers think there's something else going on, possibly ASD, bi-polar, or something else). Her anxiety is REALLY bad at school, she rarely speaks to the teacher. She's peed her pants several times over the year because she's too scared to ask to use the bathroom. She's been hurt a few times at school and hasn't said anything to anyone about it. She's very shut down and withdrawn in school; however, because she's so quiet, does everything she's told, and is preforming at grade level the school won't do anything to help her. If the teacher talks to her about it, she's not going to say anything.
DD has previously been hurt, once being hit in the face with a stick at recess and no one had a clue. She came home with three scratches across her cheek, each about an inch and a half long, and when I asked her teacher about it, her teacher had no idea what I was talking about.
I don't know what to do. I think DD needs help at school for the anxiety (we're working with her pediatrician, an occupational therapist, a behavior therapist, and a child psychiatrist), and for the teacher to keep an eye on her a bit better and learn to respond to DD's changes in behavior (when she becomes even more shut down and withdrawn).
WWYD? Tell the teacher you THINK another kid threatened your child and cut their hair? Wait and see if DD goes back to her other story? Option 3 (although I don't know what that is)?