The Austin Independent School District is investigating the claims of an 8-year-old boy who said while being escorted to the principal’s office two administrators broke his arm.
Montiera Franklin said she received a call Tuesday from her son’s school Barbara Jordan Elementary that her son Aiden was in the principal’s office in immense pain.
"While on the call I hear my child screaming in the background saying Mom, I'm hurting, help me, I can't breathe, help me, you broke my arm," said Franklin. "A school is not where you send your child to get hurt especially not at the hands of the Principal and the Assistant Principal."
Aiden said he was playing basketball at school and became angry when he missed a basket. He said when he walked away to calm himself down administrators asked him to return and when he didn’t Aiden claimed they grabbed him. Aiden said the Principal and Vice Principal carried him to the office.
Aiden claims an administrator held his arms across his body so tightly his left arm broke.
AISD sent out a statement addressing police presence at the school Tuesday on Thursday stating the incident involved an individual student. The district’s department of communications said they cannot comment on the incident because they are investigating.
A police report has been filed with district police.
The family’s attorney Brian Bernard is questioning the administrators training and said actions needs to be taken. "I think these two administrators have to be held accountable and I would like to see AISD respond to what has happened and make sure this doesn't happen again to any other child."
Bernard said when he reached out to the district they showed appropriate concern he said he and the family will be meeting with district officials on Monday to discuss the matter.