A Bronx mother is calling for an investigation by the Department of Education after her autistic son came home from school with bruises on his face.
Christie Santiago-Holmes says her son Aumari came home from school with facial bruises a day before his 14th birthday.
“I saw his face and immediately panicked,” Christie said.
Santiago-Holmes says he received a call from the school nurse on P 723X with a letter stating that his son “may have suffered a head injury at school.” Space”. They noted in the letter that he always wore a hard helmet.
She says she has been trying to transfer her son to another school since October. She says her Aumari needs a more restrictive school with better facilities to deal with autism.
P 723X sent Aumari to the psychiatric emergency room during one of his outbursts.
“With more training and better staff to be patient with these types of children, none of this would have happened,” Santiago-Holmes said.
She reported the bruise to the NYPD and took her son to urgent care while confirming that Aumari will start at her new school on Jan. 14.
Santiago-Holmes said she would wait to place Aumari in a new state-approved nonpublic school that she thought would best meet his needs while Aumari attended a new special education school. increase.