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Mother says son with special needs came home from school with inappropriate words written on his neck

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Hope Mercadel says her 13-year-old son Alijah, who has special needs, returned from Pershing Middle School on Wednesday with inappropriate words written on his neck and forehead. The words were written with a permanent marker.

“I had to take my finger and squint a little to see, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, not my child, not my child.’ I couldn’t believe it was because of him… I had to get away with rubbing alcohol, ”Mercadel said. “I had to erase the note from him.

Alijah said he was focusing on a test and didn’t realize what was written on him.

“I felt embarrassed and bored,” Alijah said.

Mercadel said she spoke with the school principal.

“The principal told me, ‘The kids do a lot of things. I want to know why they are breaking my chairs for TikTok videos. ”And I’m like,“ You can’t compare what happened to my son to a TikTok video, ”she said.“ I can’t see it. of Tik Tok video putting words on people, kids also funny. “

HISD released the following statement when ABC13 contacted the incident:

“At HISD, the safety of our students is our top priority. The district is aware of an allegation of misconduct at Pershing Middle School. Due to the ongoing investigation and the privacy rights of students, HISD cannot provide additional information at this time. “

Mercadel said she wants responsible students to face the consequences and parents to talk to their children about this type of behavior.

“I want to make it very clear to parents that this is not right,” she said. “If your kids see something, they need to say something … To know that he was made fun of and that he didn’t know why, that’s the part that hurts me as a parent. . It really upset me. “

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