I really could use the feedback of more experienced parents. My one and only is 7 yrs old and I'm new to understand how schools works, etc.
My son came home the other day and said a kid on the school bus had a pocket knife. He said it scared him to see the knife. A few other kids saw it too. My DS wanted me to email the principal. I went ahead and sent the principal the information I had. The following day, the kids who I had listed in my email as witnesses (two were 1st graders, two were 2nd graders) were all asked to go to the principal. She asked them to write about anything that scared them on the bus. Afterwards, the kids were sent back to their classrooms. I was emailed by the principal that the situation was being handled and that was it. Later, the kids were told they could not talk to anyone about this other than their teacher.
Can anyone help me understand the reason they are not allowed to talk about this? I'm assuming it's to not spread rumors. But I just need to get an understanding of this. My son processes things by talking about them and will have a hard time keeping this to himself. He's still shaken up by it and worried the boy with the pocket knife might come after him. As far as I know, his worry is unfound.
Thanks for your feeback.
Edited by NorthernVAMom - 3/22/13 at 7:20am