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Garden City mother outraged school didn't call after son was jabbed with pencil multiple times
4:47 PM, Sep 18, 2013
5:29 PM, Sep 18, 2013
GARDEN CITY, Mich. (WXYZ) - A Garden City mother is outraged she wasn't contacted by school officials after she says her son was jabbed with a pencil dozens of times by other students.
Joy Renee Pratt says her son, Jordan Robinson, was poked 27 times on Monday while in class at Douglas Elementary.
The incident drew blood in two spots on the 8-year-old boy's arm and left multiple other red marks on his body, Pratt told Action News. She, however, is more upset that she was not contacted by the district after the incident.
"They should have to call you," said Pratt. "If something happens to your child, in their care, they should have to call you!"
Garden City Public Schools Assistant Superintendent, Gary Murrell, agreed. "One of the parents was not immediately notified," admitted Murrell in a phone interview with Action News. "That is not our procedure, and we are dealing with that incident separately."
The district has launched an investigation into why the communication failed. Murrell declined to say what, if any, disciplinary action would be taken.