KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The mother of a five-year old Fox Hill Elementary School girl claims her daughter was physically assaulted in the classroom by an administration.
"It makes me wonder how many other times this has happened. How many other children has this happened to or will it happen to and nothing be done, it be swept under the rug," said mom Staci Bevan.
Bevan said it happened last Wednesday during a two-week summer school program designed to help smooth the transition to kindergarten.
"She slammed me on the ground," five-year-old Kalyn said of the administrator.
Staci says Kalyn has anxiety issues and was reluctant to go to school last Wednesday, so she drove her there herself, and coaxed her daughter to class. After leaving her in the classroom in the hands of a school administrator, Bevan said she waited in the hallway to see if Kayln's cries would stop.
When they didn't and when Staci said the cries turned to screams, she pulled out her phone to record the sound.
After more than 10 minutes Staci said she heard her daughter: "I hear her saying, 'ow, ow, ow, stop,'" she said.
Bevan said she peered in the classroom and saw the administrator on all fours restraining her daughter on the ground.
"Kalyn was on the floor on her back. Her shoes were off her feet. Her toe was bleeding. Her knee was bleeding," Bevan said of seeing her daughter in the back of the full classroom.
A spokesperson for the North Kansas City School District told FOX 4 the administrator never laid a finger on Kalyn, instead sitting on the ground next to her so she didn't hurt herself or others.
Bevan said she was put on the floor by the administrator.
"I asked the principal why she was on the floor. They said they had to restrain her to keep her from leaving the classroom," Bevan said. "I don't think there's any justifiable reason why force was used with her. I'm sure she's not the first kindergartner that's ever experienced anxiety about starting school. I'm sure she wont be the last."
Bevan admits her daughter has anxiety issues, particularly when it comes to school, something she said she told Kalyn's teacher and administrator.
The district says the case in still under investigation and could not comment further. Bevan says she just wants the school to take responsibility and make sure it doesn't happen to another child.