Claremore mom says son received concussion at school, wasn't contacted by Sequoyah Public Schools

Posted at 5:01 PM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 20:07:46-05

CLAREMORE, Okla. - A Claremore mom says her son was bullied at school by a group of boys, came home with a concussion, and she was never notified by Sequoyah Public Schools. 

The mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, says her son came home with a bump on his head and told her how it got there.

After recess he went to the bathroom when a group of boys followed him in.

“He got me, tackled me to the ground and then he got on me, slammed my head on the ground four times," her son told 2 Works for You.

The mother said she took him to the doctor where he was diagnosed with a concussion, showing 2 Works for You the documentation.

“I was shocked, you would expect the school to protect your child, and I felt that they did not protect my child," she said.

According to her and the superintendent all the school did was revoke bathroom passes from all of the boys, preventing them from going to the bathroom in groups. 

“He’s suffering and these boys are at school like nothing happened," mom said.

The mother called the superintendent who claimed it wasn't bullying, or a large group of boys, and her son was the aggressor.

She recorded one of her conversations with him.

“We have two kids that got into a tiff, and we settled it. We didn’t feel like there was a need for any consequence. I mean the school nurse said he didn’t even have a knot on his head," Sequoyah Public Schools Superintendent Terry Saul told her. 

He said a teacher spoke with the boys and handled both of them equally. Claiming her son then threatened to bring a gun to school, to which she and her son both deny. 

The Rogers County Sheriff's Department said it is in the preliminary stages of investigating the incident.

The mother says in the meantime she is seeking legal counsel. On the phone recording with the superintendent he responds to her looking for attorneys. 

"Most of the time we’ve got great kids and great families and we work it out in our own little household. But if you want to take it out somewhere else I’m done with you," he said. 

The woman's son has been out of school for a week per doctor's orders. He's going back to the doctor Monday when his mother hopes he'll be cleared to go back. 

However, he isn't excited to go back. Saying he feels he needs to fight back or go to a different school. Sharing this message to his bullies.

“If you want people to treat you nice then you treat them back how you want to be treated.”

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