A schoolyard bully in Alabama allegedly attacked a 9-year-old girl, leaving her with a concussion, two black eyes and a face full of bruises. School officials insisted that the girl wasn’t bullied, but instead received the injuries from a fall.
Alabama mother Kelly Turpin received a phone call Feb. 3 from her daughter’s school informing her that her 9-year-old needed to be picked up.
“I got called to come to the school around 10 a.m. Friday,” she told Alabama.com. “They told me my daughter fell and I needed to come to the school.”
However, once she arrived at the school, her daughter, Lanny, told her that she didn’t fall and was actually attacked by a fellow classmate.
Reportedly, Lanny was walking to art class with a group of friends when another girl grabbed and jumped on top of her. Lanny fell down and her head hit a metal pole, causing a concussion.
The bully reportedly did not want Lanny to be friends with another person. After the attack, the child asked Lanny to keep quiet, saying: “I’m so sorry. Don’t tell anybody I did it.”
While Lanny was upfront about the nature of her injuries, the school nurse had a different story, calling the girl’s bruised face “an accident.”
“The nurse started telling me my daughter fell and was hurt accidentally,” Turpin told Alabama.com. “But my daughter said ‘No mom,’ it wasn’t an accident.’”
Turpin rushed her daughter to the local hospital and the girl received a CT scan. While she is expected to make a full recovery, Turpin doesn’t want her daughter’s story to be forgotten. READ MORE