Bridgeport kindergartner spends part of day in class with broken arm

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) – School officials in Bridgeport are investigating after a kindergarten student broke her arm during recess, and was sent back to the classroom to finish out her school day.   According to WABC, The girl’s arm was broken in two places.

Portia Griffin, the girl’s grandmother says she was horrified last Thursday when she picked the 5 year old up from school.  She says the doctor told her the girl’s arm was broken, her ligaments torn, and her wrist was out of the socket.

WABC says the accident happened during recess. While the family can accept that injuries do occur, they are upset with what happened next. They say the nurse gave the kindergartner an ice pack and sent her back to the classroom. A call home was never made. They didn’t find out about the severity of the injury until pick up time.

The school superintendent told WABC she would like to change protocol so nurses are more proactive about telling families about injuries.

“I think the nurse should’ve called home,” said Fran Rabinowitz, the Bridgeport Interim Superintendent.

WABC says the case is now being investigated by the school district and the Department for Children and Families.

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