Snider High School mother concerned after her son's finger is partially severed

A worried Fort Wayne mother is full of questions after part of her son's finger was partially severed at a local school.

Posted: Jan 23, 2020 11:47 PM
Updated: Jan 24, 2020 10:03 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Augusta Allen said her son has been bullied at school for years, but she never expected the call she received Jan. 14.

Allen arrived at Snider High School and found her son with his finger wrapped.

"I said son how did your finger get like that? He said 'I shut it in the locker.' and the nurse said basically what he said, but there is no proof if it was shut in the locker by him because he's right-handed. It's impossible for him to do that," she said.

Allen took her son to the hospital where she got her first look at the finger.

"It was almost severed off," she explained.

She believes someone else had something to do with the injury, and demanded to see a video, but said the school has provided few answers.

Allen said they made her wait days to see a report.

That report said the injury happened at his locker but not how it happened.

Allen said it only raises more questions.

"The report states the 17th. It happened on the 14th. I called downtown and spoke with the administrator. Nobody ever got in touch with me. They still haven't gotten in touch with me about what happened with my son's finger. I don't know if he has nerve damage or not," Allen said.

Fort Wayne Community Schools declined to comment citing student privacy laws.

However, they said the injury was not related to bullying but again did not provide any specifics.

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