A wheelchair-bound toddler who suffered terrible facial injuries in his daycare center said his teacher & # 39; naughty & # 39; was when his mother asked him what had happened.
Masua Tusa, who has cerebral palsy and speech problems, was astonished and confused when his mother came to pick him up from kindergarten in Auckland, New Zealand last Wednesday.
The four-year-old had what looked like burn marks on half his face, his mother Milly Tusa told Daily Mail Australia earlier.
Nursery staff said they were trying to call her & # 39; after Masua had dropped a small fall in his wheelchair from the stairs around 1.30 pm.
But Mrs. Tusa said that their excuse never accumulated and that the injuries looked more like he had been dragged than he had fallen.
& # 39; I thought it was a lot of nonsense, & # 39; she said during an interview with Radio New Zealand.
His left eye was swollen shut, he had pus that seeped out of cuts to more than half of his face and blood was flowing from his nose (pictured during his recovery)
& # 39; It was burns, rough burns on his face down from the top of his eyelid. He had scratches on his lips and scratches on his nose. & # 39;
Masua seems too scared to return to school.
Mrs. Tusa said she plans to keep him at home for a while and provide home education regardless.
When asked what happened to him, Mrs. Tusa said that her son used the words & # 39; naughty teacher, mom & # 39; keeps repeating.
& # 39; I asked him a few times (about the incident) and he just says & # 39; mommy, naughty teacher, mommy, naughty teacher & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I want to know the whole story, the story that they (the kindergarten) tell me is wrong. Tell me the truth for my child. & # 39;
After seeing the battered and bruised face of her four-year-old, Mrs. Tusa demanded why she was not contacted before about the fall of her son.
& # 39; We went to pick him up and didn't see him through the window. He usually sits outside a window & # 39; smiles outside in the afternoon and waits for us & # 39 ;, she told Daily Mail Australia after the incident.
When she and Masua's aunt arrived last Wednesday, she found his wheelchair against a wall in the middle.
Masua & # 39; s mother has now taken him out of school together and said it is the second time she has abandoned her while taking care of her only child
& # 39; He was playing in front of the wall with some small cars & # 39; s, & # 39; she said.
Only when she turned his wheelchair around did she notice that the red wounds took up half of his face.
No one from the school had contacted her to say that Masua had been injured, she said.
WHAT IS CEREBRAL PALSY?
Cerebral palsy is a movement disorder that affects muscle tension and flexibility.
More than 34,000 people live with cerebral palsy in Australia.
The cause is largely unknown and no cure is known. It is a lifelong disorder.
In 13 of the 14 cases of cerebral palsy in Australia, the brain injury leading to cerebral palsy occurs in the womb (while the mother is pregnant) or before one month of age.
An aunt, Leika Tusa, said his injuries looked like he'd been beaten & # 39;
His left eye was swollen shut, he had a leaked cat that cut out to more than half of his face and blood flowed from his nose.
Due to Masua's limited verbal communication skills, he cannot tell his parents exactly what happened.
Masua & grandma Mary Tusa told Daily Mail Australia that her grandson & # 39; a smart boy & # 39; is.
& # 39; He just can't talk so well, but he understands everything, & # 39; she said.
She said that he should have his wounds regularly dressed and bandaged, but that he was slowly recovering.
& # 39; But we can't feel his pain, & # 39; she said.
The family has contacted the police, who are currently investigating the case.
The day care center, which Daily Mail Australia chose not to mention, said in a statement New Zealand Herald they take the matter seriously.
& # 39; We work with our headquarters and we also work with the Ministry of Education to make sure they know we have worked hard to try everything we could do for him, & # 39; they said.
Due to Masua's limited verbal communication skills, he cannot tell his parents exactly what happened
Mrs. Tusa (photo) said she plans to keep Masua at home and give him homeschooling for a while, regardless
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