"She can't tell them to stop, she couldn't get away!": 10-yr-old student with special needs bitten several times by another student on school bus
A 10-year-old elementary school student in Green Bay, Wisconsin, came home with multiple bruises on her arm after being bitten several times by another student on the school bus, according to recent reports. Lillian Waldron, a student of Langlade Elementary School, is a special needs child who is developmentally delayed and unable to speak.
Waldron's mother revealed that her daughter reached home with tears in her eyes as she exited the bus on Monday. Her daughter was so inconsolable that she decided to give the little girl a bath to calm her down. And that was when she first noticed the bruises on her child's arm, reported Eyewitness News.
According to the little girl's father, she sits directly behind the school bus driver on a bus with other students with special needs. "She can't tell them to stop. She couldn't get away, because she's in a five-point harness car seat. She just had to sit there and take it and the bus driver wasn't stopping," Waldron's mother said.
The school district is currently investigating the matter through a video recording that has been unveiled since all Green Bay Area Public Schools buses have video recording devices on them. Waldron's parents said the school principal already watched the video and told them it was "gruesome and horrifying to look at."
According to a statement by school district Superintendent Michelle Langenfeld, officials have already reached out to the 10-year-old girl's parents to address their concerns. He said, "Several administrators and myself immediately reached out to the family and met with them to address their concerns and provide support to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of our student."
Meanwhile, it is being reported that the student accused of biting Waldron is no longer allowed at the elementary school.