Friday, October 4, 2013

Mom Reacts To A School For Failing To Tell Her Daughter Was Bitten By A Bat

Bitten: Jessica Wetherill was bitten on her left arm by a bat. Now she is in the midst of a series of painful rabies treatments
The mother of Long Island girl is furious after her daughter was bitten by a bat whilst at school. 

8 years old Jessica Wetherell said the attack occurred in the bathroom of Nokomis Elementary school in Holbrook.

Her school in Suffolk County has been investigating, but the girl's mother, Gina Wetherell, is disturbed by the fact the school tried to keep the attack a secret.

Puncture wound: Although small, Jessica says the teethmarks left by the round really hurts
Daughter, Jessica, says the bat flew straight at her as she was in the girls' bathroom.

‘I opened the stall but it went straight into my face, flew that way and then flew up,’ Jessica said.

‘When I first called the principle just told me. No, there are no bats here. It couldn't have happened here it must have happened on the playground. It didn't happen here,' said Gina Wetherell, Jessica's mother.

When Gina found out about the attack, she rushed home to take her daughter to the emergency room.

'Had it been rabid, by the time you show symptoms it’s untreatable. It’s scary,' she said.

The superintendent says they have brought in a professional to look for evidence of bats however nothing has been uncovered.

Jessica’s mother says she is meeting with a lawyer but has said that she hasn’t decided whether or not to pursue legal action against the school.

Carrier: Rabies in humans is rare in the United States. There are usually only one or two human cases per year. But the most common source of human rabies in the United States is from bats
Sourec: Mail Online

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