As an educator and human being, I feel horrified that an event like this could even happen in my neighborhood. It is irresponsible for the teacher and the school altogether to leave these kids alone at any time. A teacher (or any adult) in the room would have ended the horseplay before it could start.
MIRAMAR (CBSMiami) — Parents and students say they are changing the way they think about horseplay after a student is now recovering from spinal surgery after he says he was body-slammed at school.
The incident happened late last month, but the word is spreading.
“I just feel someone come behind me grab me by the waist and it happened so fast. He just slammed me to the floor,” Taishawn Yee said.
The impact was so hard it fractured three vertebrae in his neck. The 8th grader was rushed to the hospital, where he was rushed to the hospital. Yee eventually had spinal surgery.
“That’s simply ludicrous to me. That’s crazy,” said Erica Morris, whose daughter attends the school.
Students were shocked the horseplay went that far and were saddened by how it turned out for Taishawn. Parents like Morris say school safety concerns them.
“It does because my daughter attends the…
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