Masua Tusa, known as Sua, has cerebral palsy and suffers from his speech. According to his nursery school workers, Masua is said to have taken a fall down some stairs in his wheelchair. Yet Mum says that his injuries are too serious.

While Manua was in New Zealand at Manurewa West Kindergarten, he suffered extensive facial injuries last Wednesday. The injuries included “deep grazes where large patches of skin have been scraped from his nose, forehead, and cheek.”

I put this photo of my grandson before on the media . The police told my daughter last Friday the CASE was CLOSED …

Posted by Nonoa Magele Masua Tusa on Sunday, November 3, 2019

Both the police and the Education Ministry are investigating.

His mother, Milly Tusa, said that she only learned that her son had been hurt when she went to pick him up as usual and was told by the workers that he had tumbled down some of the stairs while in his wheelchair.

“I find it hard to believe that the staff was not able to call them after he sustained such an injury. When my children were in day care I was phoned over much less—as I believe you should be,” Tusa said.

Tusa was told by the teacher that she tried to call her four times, noticing he had a minor graze. She said she was locking his wheelchair’s wheels and put him at the top of the stairs.

Tusa did not think the injuries would be serious in the way it was conveyed. She’s mistaken.

“It was skin burns, raw burns on his face from the top of his eyelid down. He had scratches on the top of his lips and he had scratches on his nose.”

Little Manua is traumatized, embarrassed by the incident, and unable to express his feelings about the situation, according to his mother.

“I’ve asked him a couple of times (about the incident) and all he says is ‘mummy, naughty teacher, mummy, naughty teacher,'” Tusa said.

He will not return to Manurewa West Kindergarten.

The kindergarten, while collaborating with the Ministry of Education during its investigation, refused interviews.

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