Parents of a six-year-old boy only found out their son was threatened with a pair of scissors at school when he came home and told them.
The parents weren’t contacted by Labrador State School, on the Gold Coast, after the scissors were held to their son’s throat last month.
Principal Jeff Jones admitted on Wednesday that the school didn’t follow its bullying policy after the incident, 7 News reported.
Parents of a six-year-old boy only found out their son was threatened with a pair of scissors at Labrador State School (pictured), on the Gold Coast when he came home and told them
The parents weren’t contacted by the school after the scissors were held to their son’s throat last month
He said that the school failed to contact the parents of the child on a day when staff were making multiple outbound calls.
‘In this particular circumstance, on the day staff were trying to contact several people, that particular parent was missed,’ he said.
The parents of the bullied six-year-old said he has since been targeted a further two times at the state school, including an incident where he was dragged along the concrete by a fellow classmate.
‘Knowing that this has happened on two instances now, and my child is getting hurt at school, as a parent that’s the worst feeling that you can have,’ the boy’s mother told Nine News.
But the school told the network that those bullying incidents were better handled.
Pictures show the child was left with scratches and bruises after the schoolyard attack.
Principal Jeff Jones (pictured) admitted on Wednesday that the school didn’t follow its bullying policy after the incident
The parents of the bullied six-year-old said he has since been targeted a further two times at the state school. Pictured: Injuries sustained by the boy after he was dragged along concrete
A spokesperson for the Department of Education told Daily Mail Australia: ‘Bullying is not tolerated in Queensland state schools. Every student has the right to learn in a positive, safe and caring environment. Any situation that threatens the safety and wellbeing of students and teachers is treated seriously, and dealt with as a matter of urgent priority.
‘Labrador State School has a zero tolerance approach to bullying and is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students and staff.
‘The school is continuing to work diligently to promote safe and respectful interactions between students.’