I received a rather strange call from Jevan's teacher this morning. Apparently a little girl in his kindergarten class had dark circles under her eyes and yesterday when she got to her Grandmother's, who thought she had a black eye and questioned her, told her that Jevan had attacked her! Uh... excuse me??
The grandmother then called the school and went off on the teacher, something I disagree with because after raising a teenager I know that you have to hear BOTH sides of the story no matter what age kids are!
Of course an investigation is started and the teacher said she spoke with the little girl this morning. The child said the incident happened in centers. Jevan's teacher told me that Jevan was not involved in centers and was playing by himself with a bunch of marbles at the time. There was also two TA's and a teacher (three adults in total) in the room and they had been photographing the children, and there was no interaction between the little girl and Jevan. When questioned more the little girl changed her story and said that it happened on the bus after school. A meeting has been set up with the Mom and child today.
The teacher went on to tell me a few other things and all of a sudden with a big realization I said "When did this happen??"
She replied "Yesterday on the bus after school."
I calmly said "I picked Jevan and Sydney up yesterday, they weren't on the bus after school." I seldom picked the kids up from school but as luck would have it Dallas showed up here and rather than head into Lillooet and wait at the Big Slide, we decided instead to drive into Lytton to get groceries and do some banking.
After finishing up my banking I went to the school. I stood and spoke with Eric, the kids' bus driver, when Jevan came bombing down the stairs all excited to see me, hollering "Mama, Mama!" We chatted for a few minutes, waiting for Sydney, and then the three of us walked to the truck where Dallas and Lexi were waiting. I headed to the grocery store and then we drove up to Jade Springs for an early dinner.
I know in my heart of hearts that there is no way that Jevan would attack anyone, EVER! I'm not one of those Mom's that just believes my child is right no matter what and I will make my kids "do the right thing" if they do something wrong. What scares me is what would have happened if I didn't pick the kids up yesterday? Jevan's word against her's? I think this child should be banned from the bus for a spell and she should apologize to Jevan. What is the little girl going to grow up to? Yes she may have problems at home or whatever, right now I have very little compassion for her or her Grandmother! There is no way this is the first time that she's lied, after all this is a biggie... my only concern is for the other kids in the class who have been wrongly accused or will be wrongly accused in the future by this child.
I didn't think to asked the teacher to call me after the meeting to find out what happens so I think I'll call tomorrow and put this to rest :)