Kilgore ISD board discusses district policies after bullying incident
POSTED: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 9:19pm
KILGORE, TX — Kilgore ISD board members Monday night approved changes to several of the district’s policies, but not the one Todd McElmurry had hoped to hear about.
McElmurry said his 5-year old son spent most of his first year at Kilgore Heights Elementary School in a state of constant worry after being bullied.
Beginning in October, McElmurry said his son was spit on, tripped in the hallway and verbally abused by a student from another class in his grade. That student was later moved into his son’s classroom despite the family’s objections.
The last straw, McElmurry said, was in February when the child urinated on his son’s jacket in the school bathroom.
McElmurry filed a grievance with the district at the end of March after he said meetings with the principal and assistant principal failed to achieve change.
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