A public school teacher in Farmington has spoken out about the pain her children and their classmates have endured in the wake of the death of a 7-year-old girl.
Amber Loeffler, whose son, Jordan, died at Farmington Public Schools in March of 2017, said that despite being told that the child’s family was “not a risk to anyone,” she had to ask her students, “Are you OK?”
When students told her they were not, Loefler said she knew the school was doing a poor job of keeping children safe.
“It’s a huge burden for a lot of people.
I have to ask, do you feel safe in this school?
Are you safe in the classroom?
Are your peers safe?” she said.
Jordan Loeeffler was 7 years old when she died.
(Courtesy of Amber LoeFFLER)”We have to understand that this is a school that is not perfect.
It’s a school with an incredibly diverse student body.
But it is also a school, and that diversity can be really dangerous,” she said, adding that she feels the school “doesn’t really understand what it is that they are doing to make this safe.”
Loefflers parents had tried to help educate her students about the dangers of driving while impaired by alcohol, but the school did not provide information about how to avoid those dangers.
Instead, the school told the parents that Jordan had a blood alcohol level of 0.12.
She also told them to “watch out” because she feared Jordan had “taken the wrong pill.”
The Loefs were told that Jordan was a “little bit” intoxicated and that the blood alcohol was 0.15.
When they asked what was wrong, the parents were told the blood level was not 0.13.
They were told to keep Jordan’s blood alcohol at 0.10.
“We didn’t know what we were doing,” Loeffflers mother, Stephanie Loeffer, told ABC affiliate WYFF-TV.
“I didn’t want to ask because I didn’t feel like it was necessary.
I just wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing, and they told me, ‘Don’t do anything.'”
Jordan’s mother, Liza, said she is frustrated with the school’s response.
I feel like the parents are in the wrong here,” she told the station.
“They have to do what they are told.
I’m angry at the school.”
Jordan Loes mother and stepfather, Bryan Loeffe, was in the school the day she died, but was not able to speak to the children.
Loeffe was also in attendance when Jordan died and said that his son was always friendly, happy and excited.
“We are here for him,” Liza said.
“He is a good kid.
He is just a great kid.””
We were just like, ‘Oh, my god,'” Loeiffler said of Jordan’s family.
“But at the end of the day, they are the ones who are responsible.
They have to listen to their kids and understand that it is their responsibility to make the right decisions and to keep them safe.”
The school has not commented on Jordan’s death, but a district spokesperson told ABC News that the school is taking its investigation into the incident seriously.