Usually when a parent hears that his or her son or daughter has skipped class, they get mad at the child.
Sadly, Jonas Pierre won’t stop getting that call even though his son is dead.
Prospect Heights International High School left messages on his phone asking for a meeting to discuss the deceased boy’s poor attendance.
“I think, why are you calling, why are you telling me this,” he said in the report. “Don’t you know my son is dead?”
Jean Fritz drowned in Heissan Lake at Rockland County’s Bear Mountain State Park according to the report. The 16-year-old and a friend broke off from the group and went to swim in the lake, which was restricted due to deep pits that eventually took his life.
Jonas Pierre blames the school for his son’s death and filed a notice of claim for two lawsuits against the city for $5 million each.
"I lost J.P. and I've never stopped crying for him," Pierre said in a report from DNAinfo New York. "I was 23 years old when he was born and I never tried to have another one, because I wanted to take care of him. I gave him everything I had."
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg blamed the calls on a mixup in the bureaucracy due to the amount of children in schools.
School representatives told press that they will make sure that they will work to end the calls.
The Department of Education and its employees were cleared of all wrongdoing in Jean Frtiz’s death according to another report.
"The investigation did not find any misconduct or wrongdoing committed by a DOE employee,” New York City School District Richard Condon wrote in the report.
The report did not go over well with Pierre, who claims that a chaperone allowed the boys to swim in the lake and was watching them before his son died.
"Where's the teacher that was supposed to take care of the kids? The teacher didn't take responsibility — he went to play like a teenager, that's why my kid came back dead."