At the St. Louis, MO school’s request, Veronica Williams must sit with her 4th grade son all day or he will be suspended if she can not find another adult to supervise him. The school sites behavioral problems and class disruptions as reasons for this odd request.
Normandy School District’s Barack Obama Elementary School recently suspended the 10-year-old after Williams found it impossible to attend class with him and maintain her daytime job after a two week attempt. She and partner, Tiara Newlon, who has also accompanied him in school, say that they have no issues with his behavior at home.
“I was willing to do anything with the school. Whatever type of help they were trying to give and I’m still trying to do it, but as far as someone having to sit in school with him is ridiculous,” Williams said.
Chief Administrative Officer, Phillip Boyd, stated that it’s the school’s “responsibility to ensure that the entire learning community is safe for all parties” and they are “committed to providing students with the most productive and safe learning environment possible.” Williams’ son has yet to be let back into school without an adult after his last suspension.
Read the full article on the Inquisitr’s website.
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