Mother claims aide pulled out son's wrong tooth
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WHDH) -- A mother said her autistic son’s tooth was pulled out at school last week.
Sabrina Grant claims the school pulled the wrong tooth out of her son’s mouth, instead of the one that was loose.
Grant read an email she received from her son’s fourth grade special needs teacher saying, “We pulled it out today and had him checked by the nurse immediately after. He is fine and you will be receiving his tooth this afternoon.”
“They just said the aide was an adult who had three grown children and felt that she was capable and thought it was ready in her best judgment,” said Grant.
“My reaction was immediately that it should not have happened and we immediately started investigating,” said Superintendent of Framingham Public Schools Dr. Steven Hiersche.
Dr. Hiersche acknowledged the tooth was pulled, he believes, by the teacher’s aide. He said disciplinary action will be taken.
“Obviously we’re very sorry that it happened and it’s important for us to make sure that things go well [for] the child,” said Dr. Hiersche.
Meanwhile, Grant says her son pulled out -- what she says -- was the correct tooth a few days later.