Parents demand action at Bristol Board of Education meeting after student cut with razor blade
BRISTOL, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Tensions at a Kenosha County school came to a head on Wednesday.
There were 180 people who turned out to the Bristol Board of Education meeting.
Parents want action after they say the school mishandled an attack on a young boy. A 9-year-old boy had to get stitches after a classmate cut him with a razor in September. That's just one thing that led to one of the biggest school board meetings the district has ever had.
A petition circulating online signifies a vote of no confidence for Bristol administration and was handed over to the board tonight.
"With this, we are calling for the removal of the district admin and assistant principal," said parent Stephanie Butenhoff.
Dozens went up to the mic to voice their feelings about multiple issues brought to the board's attention over the last couple of months.
In September, the school didn't call police after a 9-year-old required a hospital visit after being cut with a razor blade by a fellow student.
"I've lost a lot of sleep over the attack of the knife-wielding 4th grader," said parent Christine Winfield. "What if it was a gun? Would they say it was an altercation?"
On Tuesday, the school announced an independent investigator found no wrong doing but that the administration will attend training to better handle emergencies.
As some raised concerns, others defended the school.
"Over the past 11 years, Mrs. Lind has always and will always put students first."
All 180 people did have one thing in common, making sure the students were the focus.
In addition to the response from the razor blade incident, Bristol School received 31,000 dollars in school safety grants. The administration will receive training from the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office in December.