Missouri Mother Given Ultimatum if She Doesn’t Attend Class with Son

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NORMANDY, Mo. — She sat in class with her son for two weeks, but says she can’t do it anymore, fearing she’ll lose her job.

Veronica Williams said administrators at Barack Obama Elementary in Normandy, Mo., said her 10-year-old son has behavioral problems, and unless she or another adult attends class with him, he’s not welcome to attend school.

“It’s frustrating,” Williams told KTVI. “It’s stressful. It’s ridiculous.”

The day her son returned to school without supervision, Williams said he was suspended — and she was given an ultimatum.

“They say he talks back and fights,” said Tiara Newlon, Williams’ partner. “They’re saying his behavior is out of control. We told them we don’t have this problem at home. It’s only at school.”

Chief Administrative Officer Phillip Boyd released a statement saying in part:

“We are committed to providing students with the most productive and safe learning environment possible. We have the responsibility to ensure that the entire learning community is safe for all parties and not disrupted.”

Williams says her son does not have behavioral problems. No word on if the school will allow her son to return.

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