Now, the girl’s mother says that the school never contacted her about the incident. The mother says that when she saw the video of the way the teacher treated her daughter, she was shocked and brought to tears.
“I was angry,” the mother said, “that I could send my child to school and this could happen to her without me knowing.”
Video from the girl’s attorney shows former Jones Elementary teacher Summer Bass dragging the 7-year-old student to the administration office. Once there, Bass drops the student on the ground, and the dragging forced the girl’s pants to fall down to her knees. The student lay on the ground crying.
The incident happened March 2014 after the mother says her daughter “shutdown and started crying.” The child’s mother is now suing Bass and Tulsa Public Schools.
She says the school never contacted her, but she found out six days later through campus police.
Her daughter told her that a teacher had dragged her and hit her head. The girl complained of blurred vision and headaches afterward.
“I started to cry, because I couldn’t protect my child,” the mother said. “I mean, she went to school so many days without me even knowing.”