An angry mother delivered a scathing response after her daughter was punished for punching a classmate who snapped her bra.
The details of this story are impossible to verify since all names and locations have been changed. But I certainly think it is an important subject, and that’s why I absolutely wanted to share the story right away.
At the end of the day, it teaches us an important lesson. And everyone should stand up for their children this way, especially when it comes to sexual abuse or assault, as mild as it may appear. Well done to this mom.
(I’m an A&E nurse. We’re not allowed our phones on us; they’re to be kept in our lockers. A call comes into hospital reception on a private line for me.)
Phone: “This is [Teacher] from [School]. There’s been an incident involving [Daughter]. We need you to come in.”
Me: “Is she ill or injured? Can it wait until my shift is over in two hours?”
Phone: “[Daughter] has struck another pupil. We’ve been trying to call you for 45 minutes. It really is very serious.”
(I go to the school and am ushered into the head’s office. I see my daughter, her head of year, a male teacher, the headmaster, a boy with blood around his nose and a red face, and his parents.)
Head: “Mrs. [My Name], how kind of you to FINALLY join us!”