A boy at Nick’s school was knocked unconscious today after being punched in the head by another boy. He fell backwards and landed on a concrete step. He was still unconscious after the paramedics arrived and wasn’t moving when they carried him out to the ambulance. I called the school this afternoon to see how he was, but the school wasn’t giving anything away.
I know that at times High School can be a violent and unforgiving place, but no one expects their child to possibly sustain a massive brain injury after a day at school.
I am unsettled. Nick has already been punched in the head by another boy for absolutely nothing. The misgivings I had about the school have in many ways proven to be correct. I am surprised at the level of violence which seems to go beyond the scuffling and jostling for position one would expect from teenagers.
I am overreacting to things a lot at the moment. Right now I want to take my boy out of that school and move out of Sydney for good. The news of Natasha Richardson dying as the result of a blow to the head makes me worry for the boy who was knocked unconscious today. I feel so badly for his mother. She must be in a state.
I really hate living in such a violent world.