Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Mother Upset With School.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Elaine D. Briseno Journal Staff Writer

* Woman says she was never called after son took a bad fall

A mother claims her son broke his arm while attending a local charter school and spent four hours at school in pain because administrators failed to notify her.

The 8-year-old boy was a student at the year-old Horizon Academy in the South Valley. Principal Michael Martin said Tuesday the school did notify the mother, but because the mother had contacted an attorney he could not comment further such as what time the call was made, if they spoke to the mother or even if they left a message. He also would not comment on the incident.

Judy Garcia insists she did not receive a phone call at home or at work that day.

"They never called me -- period," she said. …

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