CLARKSTON, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A mother is demanding answers after she says her 3-year-old son has returned home from school on several occasions with bumps, bruises and scratches.
Kay'Ann Smith says her toddler, Malachi, attends the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf in Clarkston. However, she has kept him out of the school since February 11 because of the issue.
In an interview Wednesday with FOX 5's Marissa Mitchell, Smith said she has met with staff at the school but employees can't seem to tell her where the injuries are coming from.
"I don’t know if it's a lack of supervision. I don't know if he is being hurt by another child..." Smith stressed.
She told Mitchell faculty said Malachi may have scratched himself while sleeping. But she insisted that doesn't explain a bump on his head and a bruised lip.
"It's really hard to say how they are happening because I am dealing with a child who does not speak," Smith added.
In a statement to FOX 5 News, Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Superintendent John Serrano said school leaders are looking into the issue:
"We can't go into detail on an incident involving a student but we are addressing these concerns with the parent and looking into the incidents further to ensure the proper protocol was followed at all times. We take these concerns seriously and are committed to the safety of every student."
Smith said she wants to keep her son enrolled at the school. But she doesn't plan to send him back until she gets answers.
"At least have some way of telling me how my child is being hurt," she said.