Woman claims school staff broke her son's arm

Annabelle Alexander grew up in New York and says she doesn't walk away just because somebody says no.

"I'm not letting it go. I'm not letting it go until I find justice," she said.

Alexander said staff at the Harmony Hill School was too rough restraining her 13-year-old son on June 1. The boy was placed at the school after he repeatedly ran away from group homes.

"He said the man choked him, then they broke his arm. His arm is in a sling right now. I couldn't get a hold of them for almost a week when I was trying to find out what was going on with him," she said.

Harmony Hill provides specialized programming and services to those with social, emotional, behavioral and learning needs.

Alexander said the school never told her about her son's injury.

"I was not contacted by anybody from Harmony Hill School. The doctor from the emergency room in Hasbro is the one that contacted me," she said.

Alexander said it's not the first time her son was treated roughly at the school and said she fears for his safety there. She said she's ready to hold somebody accountable.

"I still feel I don't have the answers. They're telling a lie. The staff is covering their own butt because they want to stay on the job," she said.

Alexander said she has yet to receive any paperwork regarding the case of her son's broken arm.

Calls placed to Harmony Hill School and the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families were not returned.

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