I can’t help wondering if things like this are common even here. Parents are frequently so busy just trying to make ends meet and the home front is usually the hardest hit. In Nigerian culture, when a child turns out badly the mother is blamed, but the parents both get to take the glory when a child is good. Lets stop kidding ourselves. Parenting is team work. Both parents have a major role to play in the smooth development of a child. So when things go so badly wrong, the first thing passing through my mind is, “how have the parents raised this child?” and its a good thing the school authorities are starting to think so too.
Two boys at Fawn Primary Center school in Allegheny County allegedly put their hands down the back and front of her pants.
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“We send our children to school thinking they’re safe, and clearly that wasn’t the case,” the outraged mother said.
A mother of a 5-year-old girl in Pennsylvania says that her daughter was sexually assaulted by two boys in her kindergarten class.
The alleged victim, a student at the Fawn Primary Center school in Allegheny County, told her mother that on Thursday, the boys put their hands down the back and front of her pants, according to CBS12 in Pittsburgh.
The names of the mother and child are being withheld because of the nature of the matter.
Fawn Township Police Chief Timothy Mayberry confirmed that the mother filed a report with police Thursday afternoon before taking her daughter to be examined at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
The mother said she received a call from the principal saying, “This isn’t the first time this has happened.”
His department is assisting the Highlands School District with the investigation, he said. A spokeswoman from the district said she had no comment on the allegation.
The girl’s mother said that on Thursday afternoon, she received a call from Fawn Primary Center principal Ian Miller saying, “This isn’t the first time this has happened.”
“If this isn’t the first time,” she said, “why wasn’t something done before? We send our children to school thinking they’re safe, and clearly that wasn’t the case.
“I understand that they’re busy and there’s a lot of students and we can’t watch them all all the time.” “But,” she said,” had something been done prior — weeks or months or however long this has been going on — this with my daughter could have been prevented.”
Culled from www.nydailynews.com