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Mother of kids with special needs says they're bullied by students and school staff

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CALEXICO, Calif. - The mother of two children with special needs joined on Thursday other parents who claim their kids are being mistreated or bullied at Calexico Mains Elementary School.

Calexico resident Noemi Castro said, “My son was hit hard. He has a scar on his forehead. He suffered a concussion.”

Castro showed us the medical proof of injuries her son suffered. She said the school took no steps  to prevent the incident from happening again.

“Investigate. We're going to find out. They never. They told me that nothing got resolved. They didn't find out anything. It's like telling me that nothing happened,” Castro said.

She said kids who bully her son still remain in class with him.

“This little girl hit my son, punched him with a fist on his left cheek and blood came from left nose,” Castro said.

She said school staff tells her kids to keep quiet on the bullying.

“They don't do the reports or they don't report it to the principal. The principal say that everything that happens in school has to stay in school. Like for them not to tell me,” Castro said.

She felt that complaining only made things worse for her kids.

“There's retaliations towards my kids because I've gone to speak for my kids,” Castro said.

She said that she just wants for her children what all parents want.

“Respect for, not only for my kids, but for other kids,” Castro said.

The Calexico Unified School District posted a press release on their website. They said they can't confirm or deny the allegations. But, they want to speak to the parents.


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