A San Antonio mother is demanding action be taken after her son was involved in a violent fight that she says could have been avoiding if his coach would have intervened.
Valerie Ann Lozano, the unidentified student’s mother, told KSAT.com that her son was in “P.E. when the other student threatened to beat him up after school” and that her son “told the coach (a student) wants to fight me.”
Lozano said the unnamed Resnik Middle School coach told her son, “Don’t worry, I got you,” yet when the alleged bully began attached her son on Thursday, the coach was nowhere to be found.
Lozano said her son has disabilities, suffering from anxiety and depression, and has not been able to eat or sleep since the fight occurred.
She told KSAT.com that her son possibly has a broken or fractured nose but that has not been confirmed.
The day after the altercation, Lozano and her son met with the school’s principal; however, the coach never showed up, despite being asked to join the meeting.
In order to bring more awareness to the situation, Lozano posted images and a video of the fight’s aftermath to her Facebook page
“I want something to be done about this because the coach knew my son was going to be in a fight (but) he never did anything about it this,” Lozano said in the post.
Southwest ISD officials released an official statement saying they are investigating the incident and the safety of their students is of utmost importance.
Southwest ISD sent the following statement to KSAT Wednesday night:
We want to ensure our school community that we take these types of matters very seriously and this continues to be on ongoing investigation. This is what we have confirmed so far.
On Thursday, January 25, 2018 we had two students that were involved in an altercation in the bus loading area of Resnik Middle School. The altercation lasted about six seconds and was immediately intervened by one of our SWISD officers and a teacher.
Both students received minor injuries, one was punched in the nose the other student was punched in the eye. Both received immediate medical treatment.
Prior to Thursday, there had not been any incidents reported concerning either students. However this is an ongoing investigation and appropriate administrative action will be taken as needed.
Due to FERPA, we cannot disclose disciplinary actions taken against the students, but we can say both parties did comply with the officer's directives.
The campus administration met with all parties, along with the campus Restorative Interventionist. The campus states that the coaches presence was never requested.
Southwest ISD and the Resnik campus staff will be communicating with our students, parents, and staff regarding student safety and decision making."
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