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Parents Frustrated that School Denies Bullying as Cause for Son's Fractured Skull

Eli Tsou and Jenny Yang recently posted photos of the 7-year-old son, Jeremy Tsou, in the hospital recovering from a fractured skull. They say their son was bullied and was pushed and tripped by a fellow student in his class and ultimately hitting his head on a desk and the ground.

In the post, Yang wrote, “It’s been 5 months since Jeremy was pushed and tripped by a boy in his classroom, hard enough to fracture his skull and cause brain bleeding that required surgery to treat. Disappointingly, the school never took any action to address the bullying. Instead, they focused on trying to discredit the teacher who was trying to sound the alarm of the severity of his injury, and changed their initial story to blame Jeremy by claiming his injury was self-inflicted.”

Arcadia Unified School District spokesman Ryan Foran issued a statement after Yang’s post went viral saying “State and federal law protect the privacy of the student and the family and do not allow us to publicly address the details of the incident or the injury. However, multiple accounts of the incident were posted online and many statements are factually inaccurate. We wish to provide as much insight and clarity as respectfully and legally possible.”

According to Foran, the district conducted “lengthy” investigation during which a number of witnesses were interviewed. Bullying and physical contact were not found to be causes of the injury. In addition, school principal Jayne Nickles, who allegedly initially told Yang that a student had tripped Jeremy, came to the conclusion that Jeremy actually slipped on a pencil. The parents subsequently filed several complaints against members of the school district.

Yang went on to write “If the school and district's handling of this has made me cynical, it's people's support and Jeremy's resilience that give me hope. He has returned to school for 2nd grade, and continues to be his positive and kind self, despite what's happened. In his own way, he is standing up to the bully who hurt him so badly and to the school administrators who chose not to help him. I am so proud of him. So, for anti-bullying week, I want people to know Jeremy's story. I want Jeremy and all the other kids out there who have been hurt to know that there are still people who stand behind you and who will fight for you.”

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