Mom upset about child’s injury on school playground

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (WJTV) –A mom is demanding changes after she says her daughter was hurt at Webster Elementary School in Yazoo City.

She said the playground is unsafe, and she wants other parents to know about it before anyone else gets hurt.

Afi Grayson said the incident happened earlier this week. She said part of the playground is full of exposed concrete.

“It’s a big brick under these really small rocks,” she said.

She holds back tears as she explained what happened to her 6-year-old daughter during recess.

“Her clothes, she was covered in blood,” she said. “From the top of her head to her shoes.”

“The teachers did not find her,” she said. “India got up from her fall and had to run to her teacher. Her teacher was not aware that she had even fallen. “Grayson says she went to school leaders about the problem but says she didn’t get the response she wanted.”

WJTV reached out to the school district about the incident. They sent us a statement:

“The safety of all students is one of YCSD priorities.  Unfortunately, we have a student who had an accident while playing on the playground.  The school staff provided first aid, and immediately tried contacting the parent.  After several unsuccessful attempts, a staff member called the aunt, explained the incident and when the aunt arrived, advised the aunt to seek additional medical treatment for the student.  The YCSD implements the PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) systems. The principal has established rules for proactive supervision of all students to prevent accidents, rules are posted in school for safe play and are frequently reinforced with staff and students.  Our maintenance director, principal, custodians and I have checked for wear and tear and to make sure our playground is safe for all students.”

India had to several stitches to close up her injuries. She is expected to recover just fine. Her mom said she plans on transferring her 6-year-old daughter to a private school.

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