Ada girl says bullies broke her leg
ADA, Okla. — Daniel Smith says his little girl was carried away from an Ada school playground with a broken leg. “She was screaming at the top of her lungs. It’s just one of those things that makes your heart jump out of your chest.”
Smith says it was no accident, this was the work of bullies.
Smith says three boys have been verbally teasing her for the past several weeks but on Friday it became violent.
“Two of them picked her up and, on each side, and slammed her down to the ground,” Smith said.
The first grader was rushed to an Ada hospital then later flown to a hospital in Oklahoma City.
With a pink cast up to her waist, she tells us in her own words, “Those boys picked me up and threw me down. It makes me cry a lot when they tease me.”
Smith says the bulling was verbal at first, but turned violent on Friday.
He says, “This has been going on for about a month now. We’ve told the principal and she said that she would take care of it and she would watch out during recess.”
Ada School Superintendent Pat Harrison says the district takes bullying very seriously and has policies in place.
“We talk to kids, we talk to parents, we talk to teachers, we talk to everyone involved in the situation and try to get to the bottom of it.”
Smith says he’s tried to get the names of the boys to include in a police report but the school would not release them.
Harrison says, “We’re prohibited from releasing a lot of educational records. We have to be careful and we have to protect everyone involved.”
Harrison says they are still working to determine if this was a one-time incident or if this was a repeated act of bullying.