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In the editorial, “Not good enough,” you published one side of the story, which includes spurious details.

My son was a witness to the incident written about. He said the child was pushed, and he fell awkwardly into something, which is a far cry from being beaten about the head. The boy who did the pushing had, according to my son, been getting teased by his “victim,” and that makes him a “victim” as well. And the boy who did the pushing, by the way, is shorter than I am, and I am 5 feet 2 inches tall, which makes the boy a full 5 inches shorter than the writer of the editorial describes him to be.

If the writer of the editorial lies about the height of the child, how can we possibly believe anything else she says about an unfortunate altercation between two 11-year-old boys in the sixth grade? Please let your readers know, now that you have allowed your newspaper to be used inappropriately, that there are two sides to the story, two victims, and they are both young children.

The Groton-Dunstable Regional School system isn’t perfect, but it most definitely cares about the safety of our children and has been most responsive to me and my five children who have been students in our public school system for the past 10 years.

Emotions are high, and the parents are upset, but deal with it maturely with the families involved and with the school, and spare the drama, the attacks and the public display of what should remain a private matter involving young children. I pray both children recover soon emotionally and physically from the traumatic experience.

Thank you for your attention.

JOYCE STRONG

Groton

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