Parent concerned about “wild second graders”
OKLAHOMA CITY – Parents are voicing concerns about kids going wild at Britton Elementary School in Oklahoma City.
They said some second graders are apparently causing a ruckus so troublesome it is scaring some children.
Maria Darden took cell phone video when she went to the school to check on her 7-year-old daughter.
“I just followed the noise and I put my phone up to the door,” Darden said. “Oh, I’m shocked!”
She said it started last week when Darden said her daughter, Timia, mentioned being scared of rowdy classmates.
Darden called the school but her daughter’s stories didn’t stop.
So she showed up with her cell phone.
“I feel like they’re playing with her education,” Darden said. “They’re snatching her glasses off, stomping on her work.”
“[They] run around saying, ‘You can’t see, you can’t see,’” Timia said. “I say, ‘Give me my glasses,’ and they throw it on the ground.”
A scary situation for the little girl but that’s not all.
“[They are] tossing things; desks, chairs, pencils and scissors,” Jones said.
Darden said the student’s regular teacher is on maternity leave so her students were sent into two other classes.
An understandably overwhelming situation for a teacher who already has an established class but this mother wants something to be done.
“I want them to get someone in there that’s going to teach and gain control of that class,” Darden said.
She said no 7-year-old child should worry about that at school.
The Oklahoma City school district sent us this statement regarding the concerns:
“Oklahoma City Public Schools is aware of the parent concerns at Britton Elementary and are responding appropriately. Because this is a personnel situation, additional information cannot be provided.”