Enact a Law that Requires Schools to call 911 and to report all crimes to police.
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Our 11 year old son Kyler was bullied to tears everyday at Carmel Middle School. He was bullied about not having brand new shoes, was called white trash regularly and told he should live in a dumpster. Kyler has a type of tendon deformation that caused him to walk on his tippy toes, so his shoes would break regularly and look very worn out quickly. We were working with his Doctors to correct this, so Kyler was placed into 2 full walking casts. We spoke with the school administrators numerous times about the bullying, but received little or no assistance. Kyler decided to try to combat the bullying with kindness by starting Kylers Kicks. Kyler started collecting shoes for any child who needed them, to prevent them from being bullied in school as well. While Kyler was in his walking casts, he was stabbed twice in passing in the hallway of Carmel Middle School on Oct. 7th, 2016. Kyler could not even defend himself against the stabbing with his casts on both of his legs. Carmel Middle School NEVER called an ambulance or even reported this to the police. My husband and I drove Kyler to Penrose ER ourselves. The Doctors at Penrose called CSPD and filed the Colorado Springs Police Report from the hospital. Kyler was then emergency transported to Childrens Hospital Colorado in Aurora for emergency trauma surgery for a punctured and collapsed lung due to the stab wound in his chest. The Emergency Doctors called Carmel Middle School. The Doctors could not get any information from Carmel Middle School about the stabbing to help them during the emergency surgery. Apparently, there is NO Law that requires schools to report a stabbing or call an ambulance while your child is on their campus. Kyler, at 11 years old almost lost his life while attending school during this incident. The little boy that stabbed Kyler in the chest was not arrested until almost a month later on Oct. 31st. He was arrested with a mandatory 5 day jail hold, due to the extreme life threatening injuries to Kyler. Unfortunately, our juvenile system is too full, so he was released from custody before the state mandatory 5 day hold after simply 1 day in custody. He was released on Nov.1st. The little boy is still attending Carmel Middle School as normal, enjoying his eduction and playing with friends. He will be offered only 1 year of probation with the less then a day jail time which he has already served. His next courtdate is Feb. 7th, 2017 for stabbing our son twice in the hallway of school. The adults that neglected to call an ambulance or the police to help Kyler are still in charge of our children at Carmel Middle School. Our family's life will never be the same. Kyler will never attend school again. Kyler does not even feel safe leaving our home and now suffers from extreme PTSD and terrible chest pains. Please help us get justice for Kyler and for every other child attending Carmel Middle School. It is not acceptable that we as parents can and will be charged to the fullest extent of the law for neglecting to report a crime against our child to our police departments or for neglecting to call an ambulance for emergency medical care, but the adults that we are forced to entrust our children with at school everyday have no requirement to supply emergency medical or legal help to a child while attending school. We need a new law to protect every child's right to correct and swift emergency medical care and police support while they are attending our public schools.
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