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Am I overreacting?

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My 6 year old dd came home with a black eye today. I asked her what happened and she told me that it was an accident. A boy from another class was running down the stairs and bumped her from behind and she fell into the elbow of one of her classmates. I'm pretty pissed. I understand that accidents happen but I feel my six year old shouldn't have had to be the one to tell me what happened. Her teacher didn't send her to the nurse for an ice pack or anything. Her eye is really swollen and she has a very bad black eye. I just feel like someone could've told me something or called. Am I overreacting?!?!?


So I went up to the school today and it appears that the teacher "didn't think it was that bad". She never even looked at my daughter's face nor checked on her after the incident. Just told her to get back in line. That pissed me off even more. I'm supposed to go back up there at 4 for a coonference with the principal and the teacher so more will follow. OAN: I'm probably going to have to take my daughter to the doctor or er because she still can't open her eye and it looks alot more swollen then it was last night.

by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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by on Nov. 10, 2011 at 7:33 PM

The conference was horrible...I ended up cussing out the teacher and principal. They both ganged up on me and told me that it wasn't the teacher's fault(which I never said). So we ended up arguing about something that was totally irrelevant.

We just got back from Children's emergency room and my baby girl has hairline fracture of her eye socket. Which makes me even more pissed off. Should I just leave it alone or try to talk to the teacher again????

by Michelle on Nov. 10, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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Nope now you're going to talk to the Superintendent of the school system in your area.

by Michelle on Nov. 10, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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Honestly if you feel as though you can't let it go then that is the next and really final step. I would call a Jr. High or Sr. High in your area (if you don't know who the Superintendent is) and ask for his/her email. Then calmly type out what you've told us and what the doctor had to say. And then see where it goes from there.

by on Nov. 10, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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 I would pull my kid from the school honestly. She has a broken bone, yet NO ONE saw that as an important thing to report? I'm really grateful for my Daughters school now who calls if she sneezes wrong. At least I know they are watching.

I'd also take the medical record to the superintnedent, and possibly a lawyer, and let them handle it from there. I hope someone gets serious punishment over this!

by on Nov. 11, 2011 at 12:55 AM

My husband and i have decided to enroll her in a private school right around the corner. I'm contacting the superintendent in the morning and Jack(our lawyer). This was a situation that coould've been diffused if they weren't so.....ugh. And to top everything off. I looked in my daughter's homework folder and she had like 20 pages of math homework. I'm not saying the teacher did it to pick on her but she hasn't had that much homework this whole year!!!!

by on Nov. 11, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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As a school nurse....I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU!  I do have to say where I work, they'd have sent your child to me.  I usually give parents a "courtesy" call when things like this happen just so they don't freak out.  And in your DD's case, I'd have given you the option of coming and picking her up to see an MD.  Actually, I would have suggested it, but let you make the final decision...know what I mean?

I'm so sorry this happened to her and I hope she recovers quickly!

by on Nov. 11, 2011 at 12:47 PM

I hope the superintendent is more responsive

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