Anonymous sources have come forward indicating that Crowell Elementary School Principal Linda Alaniz has allegedly told teachers, staff and parents that the child who is believed to have been stabbed in the throat by a 6-year-old classmate accidently stabbed himself.
“Teachers and staff were told by principal Linda Alaniz that the boy stabbed himself,” a source wrote. “Parents can say whatever they want, but the police report and the school report match.”
Alaniz, Crowell Elementary School staff, and Turlock Unified School District administrators continue to decline comment on the case.
However, Turlock police have confirmed that the boy was stabbed by a classmate, and that the incident was not an accident.
Turlock Police Department spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis confirmed the incident report, penned by School Resource Officer Joseph Ramos on Feb. 27, concludes that “It is determined that (name omitted) has been stabbed by a classmate.”
That incident report remains the only report by TPD personnel, although Lewis says the investigation remains active.
The father of the boy, Ruben Aguilar, says Alaniz is lying to cover herself. Aguilar said he has heard that Alaniz is claiming his son accidentally stabbed himself from several Crowell Elementary School parents.
“They (Crowell administration) are trying to cover themselves, and trying to change their story to make themselves look good, and that is really sad,” he said. “When they called me they said he was stabbed in the throat by another student and the kid who did it was in the office. I have never changed my story – they are.”
Following a closed session board meeting held at 7 a.m. Tuesday in regards to “potential litigation (one case),” Turlock Unified School District Trustee Frank Lima refused to comment. He said only that no action was taken by the board, and that “Everyone is healthy and happy, and that’s what is most important.”
Aguilar disagrees with that brief statement.
“My son is not healthy or happy,” he said. “I’ve put him in counseling. Now I’m thinking about taking him out of Turlock Unified all together. When I went public with this it wasn’t to get money, it was because no one gave me answers and no one is being held accountable.”