I thanked him and left his office to collect Kayleigh, as soon as she saw me she ran into my arms crying, I stroked her hair and said "It will be OK, I'm here now." I waited as she collected her bag from her locker and took her home.
When we got home I gave her a few minutes to get herself changed and waited until she was ready to talk to me about what had happened. I tended to the twins, snuggling them before setting them on the floor to play.
Half an hour later she called me upstairs to talk, I went up and listened as she told me everything. When she had finished I couldn't believe that she had been through all that and not told anyone, most of all that she had hidden it from me. I wasn't happy with how Kitty had handled things, but glad that she stuck up for her friend, I would have to call her Dad and check she was OK.