Hi all, im after advice on how other mums would handle this situation. My son has at times lied to me about serious things and because of this i do question sometimes on whether he has been honest, this is one of those times.
On monday my son ( mr 11) has somehow taken a fall of the second storey verandah at school. Mr 11 is saying that he was playing on top of the port racks and was pushed by another boy. However the principal and several witnesses are saying he jumped to show a boy he was about to get in a fight with how tough he was.and that mr 11 had also said this when it first happened but chanhed his story when i arrived. It happened at the start of little lunch when the teachers sent children out in small groups at a time to get their lunches to take back into the class room to eat, the admin called me to inform, i obviously asked if he was ok and did i need to come get him or meet him at the hospital. I was told he was fine and lucky to only have a bit of a sore leg, that he could stay at school and they would call if i was needed. 5 minutes later they called me back saying he was limping a little and to pick him up. When i got there he was not not weight bearing at all, just hopping, he said his foot hurt but wasnt crying or really distressed. I took a quick look and it was a little swoolen but no bruising and he could move his toes and ankle fine so i made the decision to visit our local gp for a check up. Well.... Turns out his foot is fractured in 3 places, one fracture is very bad and two are displaced, he may need surgery to fix it.
Family and friends are saying this is negligence of the school, children shouldnt be left alone on the verandahs and they should have called an ambulance. Im still trying figure out what and how this happened and attending numerous doctors appointments at the same time.
On one hand my son is in the wrong too, he is 11 and knows that he should not have been on the port racks but on the other hand maybe a teacher should have been supervising.
I want to get to the bottom of this because its lucky that from the height he fell a broken foot is his only injury, whether he was pushed or jumped it needs to be addressed. Neither the school or mr 11 are budging on their stories and i dont know who to believe, i want to believe my son but he has lied to me about things like this before..
How do i handle this, what would you do if you were in my position?