School Days Adventures Chapter 3
One day I was called to come to the school right after lunch. When I arrived at the school a couple of teachers, one of my girls and the assistant principal were waiting in the cafeteria to talk to me. I had no idea what was going on.
They instructed the child to tell me what happened. She told me that a boy had said to her that her breasts were not real, but that is all she would tell me. One of the teachers told me that she lifted up her shirt and showed the boy her breasts and said to him “see, they are real.” The boy told the teacher what she had done and said to him, but failed to tell the teacher what he said to the girl before she did that. Being a foster parent I was not surprised at hearing this news as I had seen many things that were more surprising or even shocking. This girl came from an extremely abusive and deprived background and did not think there was anything wrong with showing the boy that her breasts were real. All of us at the table talked with her for some time to explain to her why that was not acceptable behavior. To my knowledge she never did anything like that again.
Another day I was called and asked me if I knew that one of the girls was giving away jewelry at school. I went to the school to find that she had taken some of my jewelry and was giving it to children. If the teacher had not seen her doing this I would not have had very many if any earrings and necklaces left in my jewelry box. She wanted to give her friends gifts was her explanation for taking the jewelry.
The most serious situation I was called to the school for was concerning a 17 year old boy that was in our home for the 3rd time since the age of 10. He was hard to place because of serious behavior problems. When the call came in I answered the phone and was told that I needed to come to the school immediately and remove one of the children.
Not knowing what had happened I loaded the little children in the van and headed off to the school. My mind was racing all the way there trying to think of what could have possibly happened to warrant a child being removed from the school immediately.
When I arrived at the school and walked into the principal’s office I saw the boy there waiting for me to take him home. I was informed by the principal that he had shoved his teacher out of the classroom door and threatened to throw her off the second floor onto the stairs and floor below. The principal then told me he could never attend that school again.
When I arrived back home with him I called the case worker. She came the next day and placed him in an emergency group home in another city. To be continued…
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