I was deeply troubled by the circumstances surrounding 8-year-old Xzayrion Riley’s death. My information is from the newspaper article on June 16.
If I counted correctly, at least seven people and agencies had contact with this child. Perhaps the Department of Children and Family Services needs an external investigation rather than an internal case review. It seems the Sheriff’s Office may not be trained in observing signs of child abuse.
The Our Lady of the Lake medical staff and school staff are required by law to report suspicious child abuse. Did they? With bruises, abrasions, and broken bones previously noted by OLOL, what did they do?
It seems Xzayrion just fell through the cracks, and who cares? Well, I am one person who cares.
Jeanette Hendrix Christiansen
retired state social worker