'My child is not safe at school,' Forest Hills parents make emotional plea

Multiple parents of students in a second-grade class are concerned about the safety of their children.

FOREST HILLS, MICH. - "The student became upset about a game and took out his anger by kicking, hitting and punching my son," said one parent.

Around a dozen parents at Pine Ridge Elementary all had a similar story.

"My child has the right to go to school and not worry about being punched, pushed or dragged across the floor," said another parent.

There are more than 20 students in the second grade class at Pine Ridge Elementary where parents say a special needs student has been physically harming other children for months.

"My son says his friends are punched, kicked and hurt on a regular basis. Scissors and a stapler were thrown at a teacher, and he is scared," said one mother.

Monday night, Nov. 20 at a school board meeting, those parents said they blame school leaders for not having a better response.

"To date, a resolution has been unsatisfactory," said one father.

Forest Hills Superintendent Dan Behm said a plan is in place to protect the other students.

"We will not allow the situation, which has taken place, where there is a threat of safety or physical harm. That will not be tolerated," said Behm. "Parents are looking for what that plan is, but that plan is confidential by federal law.".

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