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“That doesn’t need to be done to a child,” Mother infuriated after first grader returns with bruises

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GUTHRIE, Okla. - A mother remains outraged after her first grader came home from school covered in bruises.

Kimi Gann says the school is to blame, for restraining her son Terry following an outburst.

"They don't need to be around kids if they're gonna do that," said Gann.

Kimi says her son was restrained by a school resource officer, after he was 'throwing things,' and 'hit a teacher'.

"I don't know what escalated in the restraining," said Kimi. "I guess they couldn't calm him down."

But it wasn't until she and Terry returned home, that she had a clearer picture of what happened.

"When I got home, I took off my shirt and was walking away when my mom saw it," said Terry Gann, 1st grader suspended from school. "She took pictures."

"That's when I saw the bruises," said Kimi. "I didn't know what else to do...so I automatically started taking pictures and posted them on my Facebook"

After the pictures were shared close to 300 times, Kimi says Oklahoma DHS paid her a visit.

DHS confirmed Wednesday with KFOR, they did look into the situation.

"I kept saying, well what's gonna happen to the school?" said Kimi. "They [DHS] just said they're closing the case."

Guthrie School administrators were attending a funeral Wednesay, and said they were unable to speak with KFOR.

Officials with Guthrie Police say they weren't aware of what happened, and couldn't comment until they knew more.

Terry Gann is currently suspended for another outburst at the school, but Kimi says this isn't about whether or not her son has a temper.

"That doesn't need to be done to a child," said Kimi. "No matter what they've done."

 

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