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‘What would you do if you were me?’ Dad asks TikTok for help after 5-year-old son was brutally attacked at school

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'What would you do if you were me?' Dad asks TikTok for help after 5-year-old son was brutally attacked at school

A concerned father took to TikTok after his son, an elementary student at Keystone Elementary School, was injured and sent to the hospital on May 16. Stephen Callahan posted a video denouncing the Bristol Township School District, alleging that his son was attacked and hospitalized due to the negligence of a teacher’s aide.

Callahan explained that his 5-year-old son, Grayson, now has a cut on his forehead and lost two teeth after being attacked by an older student in the cafeteria on Thursday, May 16, 2024. “I was horrified. Parent mode is activated. I hear my son scream and they tell me I have to go to the hospital. I just have to get him out of there,” Callahan said.

The Bristol Township School District acknowledged that a kindergarten student was injured when he was pushed by a fourth-grade student in the special education program run by the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU). The school district noted that BCIU staff are not district employees and that the unit is investigating the incident, according to NBC 10.

“Bucks IU is aware of the incident at Keystone Elementary School on May 16, 2024, which involved two Bristol Township School District students, one of whom is served by Bucks IU. The Bucks IU team has been and remains in contact with both families and the Bristol Township School District administrative staff,” BCIU stated. They confirmed an ongoing investigation in cooperation with the school district, but did not provide further details.

Callahan’s tiktok video has garnered over 1.3 million likes and over 6 million views, bringing widespread attention to the incident. The Callahans reported the incident to Bristol Township Police the morning after the attack. Police stated that the investigation is ongoing, with the cooperation of the school district and BCIU.

The family has hired an attorney and believes the school has surveillance footage of the incident, which they want to see. However, they claim school officials have not provided any video evidence, if any. “Please note that specific information cannot be shared due to legal privacy and confidentiality protections provided to all children in our public schools,” the school district stated.

Callahan expressed his anguish, saying, “I have a 5-year-old who didn’t want to go to his kindergarten graduation because he is too afraid to go to school because he thinks something is going to happen to him. What would you do if you were me? The family is now considering homeschooling Grayson for the next school year.

“Is your school doing well? Did your school do its job to keep you safe? Because I feel helpless,” Callahan said. The incident has sparked a broader conversation about school safety and the responsibilities of educational institutions in protecting their students.

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