MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A South Florida mom claims her five-year-old son was bullied by his kindergarten teacher.READ MORE: Broward Health Ending COVID Shots As Demand Decreases, Availability Increases
Kandy Escotto says it happened this school year at Banyan Elementary school in Westchester.
On Friday, Escotto held a news conference with her lawyers to discuss the allegations.
She says she became alarmed when her son Aaron came home from school and uttered these words, “Mommy I’m a bad boy.”
She says her son’s kindergarten teacher told him that when he didn’t know an answerREAD MORE: Initiatives Announced To Reduce Pollution In Miami-Dade County
When she couldn’t get answers she says she placed a recording device in his school bag.
At her attorney’s office, they played a tape and on it, we hear a woman call Aaron and other children “losers.”
In another recording, we hear a woman say, “I don’t know what to say to your mom she’s driving me crazy,” and “I feel sorry for your mom she’s a little lost.”
Escotto says “It’s very sad for a mother to realize it is happening to your child in a place where he’s protected and being taught.”
“We want to know how far up it went and whoever is responsible is held accountable,” said attorney Raphael LopezMORE NEWS: Insurance Regulators Approve Smaller Rate Hikes For Citizens Property Insurance
The Miami-Dade school district said in a statement, “We work diligently to ensure the well-being of every child entrusted to our care. Any action that runs contrary to the values we instill in our school community will not be tolerated. The District will conduct a thorough review and, if the allegations are substantiated, we will take any and all appropriate disciplinary actions.”