There is another turn of events in an incident at an Omaha elementary school in February where an 8 year old girl was assaulted by three boys on a playground. The three boys are accused of holding the girl down and trying to remove her clothing. Reports show other children on the playground stopped the brutal attack, not teachers or staff.
Attorney for the girl’s family, Brian Jorde says officials with Belvedere Elementary School didn’t immediately contact police or the parents. He says later when the father met with school officials he learned the police had not yet been called. At that point he became upset and knocked papers off the principal’s desk and walked out. Jorde says school officials then picked up the phone and called the police to report the father.
Jorde says later that night police went to the home of the father and he was cited for disturbing the peace.
The principal at Belvedere Elementary school issued a letter to parents on April 24th stating at the time of the incident police were notified and building administration communicated closely with district administrators. Jorde says the school did not contact the police for at least 24 hours after the incident and that the parents were the ones who notified authorities. He says the boys were arrested on February 25th and then turned over to their parents. The school says they were also disciplined under the code of conduct for assault of a student, bullying and harassment.
Jorde says the girl was immediately transferred to another school is in therapy and continues to have nightmares of the attack.