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Raleigh mom notified two days after daughter slapped at school

Posted December 10, 2013

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— The Wake County Public School System says administrators at Athens Drive High School in Raleigh made a mistake by not informing a mother until two days later that an 18-year-old boy hit her 14-year-old daughter in the face on campus last month.

"Staff admit they unintentionally failed in that part of the process in this incident, but as soon as it was determined that a step was missed, the parent was notified," Renee McCoy, public relations director for the school system, said Tuesday. "Staff acknowledges the error, and the principal is working to ensure all procedures are followed in the future."

Holly Hadley says she was shocked to learn of the altercation when the school contacted her Nov. 20 after a counselor found out the girl didn't tell her mother about what happened.

"I guess the immediate question was, 'Why was I just now being informed?'" Hadley said.

Hadley also says a school official apologized to her and said it was a miscommunication among the staff. Her daughter did not have any serious health issues related to the assault.

The boy who hit her daughter, Quincy Wright, was charged with assault. An arrest warrant says he hit the girl with an open hand in her face, causing her left eye to swell.

Wright's parents declined to comment on the case Tuesday, saying they will wait until it goes to court.

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  • mafiamic Dec 12, 2013

    Two very valid questions mafiamic......poor comment. Why BLAME HIS PARENTS? Is their any time that a male may strike a female and be right. The gym that I work out, have amny woman who could down a man VERY quick. They take a class that is called "combat" and theyare very tough, even the most fragile looking ones.

    Many children follow their parents ways and words.plain and simple,you probably followed your father,parents raise their children,granted some don't and should never be allowed to have them.But children fiollow their parents if not they follow the movies or tv?.I never really had parents around me so my friends parents were my parents and yes even the movies and tv but I saw what hurt and what didn't and how people felt so learned to raise myself.
    I work with an ex marine and f officer who's fiance has medals for martial arts which you wouldn't know by looking at her.do not go by looks go by substance for you'll be surprised what will happen.

  • sandim50 Dec 12, 2013

    JAT........great comment! Two very valid questions mafiamic......poor comment. Why BLAME HIS PARENTS? Is their any time that a male may strike a female and be right. The gym that I work out, have amny woman who could down a man VERY quick. They take a class that is called "combat" and theyare very tough, even the most fragile looking ones. And many of the woman who work out daily in other parts of O2 are very physical? Our 5ft 125 lb daughter can probably best the average man of 200lbs walking our streets. Lets find out what occurred to merit a face slap and wyh the girl did not report it or why this "carrying" mother did not see the damage. I am sure that she kissed her when she came home from school & before bed

  • JAT Dec 12, 2013

    Why didn't the daughter tell her mother? didn't mom wonder why her daughter's eye was swollen?

  • whatelseisnew Dec 12, 2013

    Yep, thanks to the lefties now more and more kids end up with a police record. Hey way to go.

    "Blame his parents.A GUY DOES NOT HIT A FEMALE NO MATTER HOW ANGRY OR HATEFUL YOU ARE TO HER. GROW UP AND BE A MAN."

    Gee and here I thought women were the equal of men? Is that the case or not? Equality comes with good and bad traits. Perhaps it is time for the women to accept that fact. Left out of this story is WHY the slap happened. Granted, he was charged with assault, but perhaps it was justified.

  • rlwieland Dec 11, 2013

    we use to fight after school, stop it when one was done, shake hands and go on. Not fighting at all is best but at least we had ethics about it.

  • mafiamic Dec 11, 2013

    Blame his parents.A GUY DOES NOT HIT A FEMALE NO MATTER HOW ANGRY OR HATEFUL YOU ARE TO HER. GROW UP AND BE A MAN.

  • Whatthehey Dec 11, 2013

    "Really!Now a slap has gone to an attack. just another incident that gets blown out of proportion." PDMARTIN

    Yes, really. Read the article again. The 18 yo male student is charged with an A 1 Misdemeanor for assault on a female. Slightly different force and location and she could have ended up blinded in one eye. Would it be okay with you for an 18 yo to hit your 14 yo daughter and causing bruising and swelling to her eye?

  • Workingrepublican Dec 11, 2013

    WRAL.....Why would you put this out there....who cares? Don't you have anything worth while to discuss other than this...such as...why is our healthcare in shambles....Why do some people work and some people don't...You know things like that.

  • Whosays Dec 11, 2013

    I am thinking the whole story has not come out on this yet.
    The school was wrong not to notify the Mother immediately.

  • shawn36003 Dec 11, 2013

    First question I would ask is why didn't your daughter tell you about what happened. She must have provoked something.

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