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Parents of special-needs student question school's supervision

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Rajson Willis loves LEGOs and basketball, but he cannot tell anyone that.

The 10-year-old special-education student attends Crawford Sherman Elementary and is completely non-verbal.

"He's diagnosed with epilepsy.  He doesn't speak and he has a learning disorder," Rajson's dad, Renatta, said.

The seizures can come at any time.  Rajson's parents said he is the only one in his class who is strapped into a special chair.  They also said they are repeatedly told by school officials their son is constantly monitored.

"That's what they told us in the meetings," Renatta said.  "That he would get constant monitoring."

But due to a recent accident at school, the Rajson's parents now question that.

"We're really let down right now about what's going on," Renatta said.

It started with a strange question posed by Rajson's teacher.

"The teacher asked me if Rajson, my son, was missing any teeth," Rajson's mother, Gwen, said.

Gwen said she was told Rajson had a seizure, hit his mouth on something and was missing a tooth.

"I walked in and he was laying unconscious on the nurse's lap with the front part of his mouth bloody," she said.

The parents said they were told the teacher's aide who took Rajson to the restroom looked away, so no one can tell them what he hit that caused his tooth to become embedded in his gum.

He's had one oral surgery with more expected in the future.

"We say that's he's unsupervised because the person that was supposed to be with him didn't know what happened," educational advocate Loretta Zayas-Revai said.

The Houston Independent School District said officials have reviewed the incident and determined campus staff followed appropriate procedures but said additional safeguards have now been implemented to further ensure the safety of students.

"If they're not doing what they're supposed to do, we're going to have to look into another school and look into other options," Gwen said.  "We don't want to send him back to school where he got hurt and nobody knows what happened."

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