Henrico mom thinks son was hurt by school teacher

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The mother of a Lakeside Elementary boy is concerned that he may have gotten hurt while at school.

Nya Collier is upset that her son, 5-year-old Julian, was hurt while at school on Tuesday. She said the principal told her one thing, while her son told her another. Meanwhile, the school district is looking into the situation.

5dff17488e20494fa9bc7f1b3c59a082-1Collier said the principal told her that while walking across the hall to another classroom, Julian tripped and the teacher pulled him by the arm to keep him from falling.

When Julian came home, Collier said he told her that he had been leaning back in a chair and the teacher pulled him up by his arm. That’s when Julian said he had to go to the nurse’s office.

When Julian got home from school Tuesday, his dad, Rasheed Sturgis, said he could not move his arm.

1b2dd4b4e92c4a26bf1348d293473a2b“He couldn’t even take his book bag off because he couldn’t move his arm,” Sturgis said. “He couldn’t even take his watch off.”

The school district was not aware of the situation with Julian until Thursday and said they were taking the matter seriously.

The hospital release form says that the 5-year-old boy has nursemaid’s elbow, which is when one of the bones in the forearm slips out of position at the elbow.

Julian is fine now, but his mother still wonders why he was hurt.

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