Nobody likes the dentist.
Some people are flat out terrified of going while others feel the general discomfort of having someone looking at you that closely and with so many pointy metal things.
For this poor child, his feelings towards the dentist were not helped at all when his school spontaneously removed three of his teeth without his mother’s permission or even painkillers to deal with the aftermath.
To make matters worse, the surprise surgery caused nine-year-old Michael Flemming to miss the bus and he had to walk home!
This concerning behavior has led to a lot of questions.
Why were Michael’s teeth removed without his mother’s consent? Why wasn’t he given any pain medication? Why did the school allow him to walk home alone?
Well, mom Shandra is furious and is demanding answers!
In an interview with WJZ, mom Shandra said “He walked home alone after having three teeth extracted from his mouth.
He could have fell out or anything… I just don’t understand how a school or a company can take it in their hands to do something like this to a child.”
Dental procedures were introduced to Baltimore City Public Schools after a Prince George’s County student died from an infected tooth in 2007.
Michael’s school have said that Shandra signed the permission slip for the procedure, though she maintains that it was supposed to only be a routine teeth cleaning session.