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St. Landry father says school improperly handled sons injury

Posted at 5:12 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 19:24:54-04

A St. Landry Parish father says he's furious after his son suffered a concussion at school. It happened during PE class at Lawtell Elementary School. That father claims his son didn't get medical attention fast enough and he now wants procedures to change.

Wilbert Brown says his 12-year-old son was hit so hard in the head with a football by another child, he suffered a concussion. However, Brown says school administrators told him they thought his son was sick from the heat. "I wouldn't want no parent to see what I saw," Brown said.

"When I get there, I open the door and my son sitting there with vomit on him. I was so angry like my child is not a dog. They sitting there, pouring water on my son. He looks up at me. He had a big bruise on the left side of his face."

An ambulance was called, but Brown says it wasn't quick enough.

"It takes common sense to know. If a child is staggering, confused, dazed and you find out the child has been hit on the side of the head, then you call an ambulance immediately," Brown said.

The student was treated and Brown is now advocating for better procedures to be in place.

"You call an ambulance," Brown said. "If you don't have a nurse there, call an ambulance. Make sure that kid is safe and make sure they have medical attention."

KATC reached out to Superintendent Patrick Jenkins, but as of newstime have not heard back.