Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Case Of Bullying



Little did I know my son was a victim of some bullies in his school. I just found this out yesterday, as I hear screaming in my front yard and my son comes running through the door. Well, I do know now and there is going to be a lot of people who is going to wish I didn't, because I am not the type of parent who is going to sit around and do nothing. This has been going on since last year and he never told me. Apparently, he says he told the principal last year in elementary school and they never did anything. He is in middle school now and it is still going on.  This time he told me because these kids took it a little too far. They were calling him names on the bus and throwing pencils and objects at him. Then when they got off the bus, one of them followed my son right up to the door throwing snow balls at him and threatened to beat him up. The crazy thing about it is, the bus driver didn't do anything about it. This is the same irresponsible driver who drove right past the bus stop at the beginning of the year, leaving the kids standing there. So, I called the school principal yesterday as soon as he told me and gave her the names of the boy and two girls and told her about the bus driver. She gave me the name and number of the bus driver's supervisor and I called reported her. Heads are going to roll Monday morning,  because I am taking him to the school and I am going to make sure something is done about it this time. I am laid off from work right now and I have nothing better to do with my time. I will go down to that school and sit in the office until something is done about it, because I will not allow this to continue on for one more day. My next step is that if this happens again when he gets off the bus is to call the police and have charges filed against the boy and the two girls. I don't care of they are only 11, they are old enough to be held accountable for their behavior and I will make sure it happens. I am his mother and if I don't look out for my son's well being then who will? Nobody but me and my husband. We already know the bus driver isn't doing her job. So, she won't. If I have to go to the news over this, I will. I will make sure the driver and the students are made an example of for their poor choices. I don't question why the man who went on to a school bus to talk to the boys who were harassing his daughter did it. If the schools aren't doing anything what is a parent to do? I definitely wanted to confront these kids yesterday as they were running across the street when they saw me. But, I told myself, I will give the school an opportunity to take care of it.

There are a lot of problems on the corner with kids fighting as they get off the bus, whether it be with the middle school kids or the high school kids. It is time for this bullshit to stop. I have broke up too many fights on the corner. I am just going to start calling the police on these kids. One of the fights I broke up three boys had a boy on the ground in the street and were kicking him and punching him. The funny thing is, I don't live in a bad neighborhood. The biggest problem is kids fighting and stealing. I don't have a problem yelling at kids fighting in the street. I'm not going to stand by and watch some innocent kid get bullied or beat up on. Especially, when it comes to my own son. I'm am tired of this kind of stuff going on. So, I guess it is time to take further steps in preventing it going on in my own neighborhood.

11 comments:

  1. Way to go. Amen for being laid off in this case. Following back from your follow as well.

    Lisa @ Lesapea xx

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Following you back!
    Jen @ My Secret Home

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  3. Good for standing up for your son, and any other kids this may be happening to. My son was being bullied pretty heavily (which seemed strange to me because he is such a leader and athlete, etc - but it shows ANY child can be bullied). The kids chose to pick on him because he has a lisp and goes to speech therapy. He didnt ever tell us about it (it was quite severe) until I get a call because he punched a kid in the nose right in front of the principal. The principal witnessed all of the kids pushing him down, throwing balls at him, and making fun of the way he talks. He got up and when they wouldnt let him leave, he punched the ringleader. The school tried to suspend my son, and I had a FIT. They refused to do anything about the bullying that THEY WITNESSED - and villified my son. I took it to the superintendent, and long story short - it was stopped, and the disciplinary action was removed from my son's record. I hate the fact he had to fight back to stop them, and that he didnt tell us sooner so we could stop it. I just dont understand these bullies - where are the parents!?

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  4. Good question. But, they learn that it is acceptable behavior from somewhere. Thank you for the nice comment. That is terrible what they did to your son. By not doing anything makes them the same as the bullies. They are supporting it. What ever happen to self defence, what was he supposed to do? Just sit there and take it until somebody decided to step in.

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  5. I've sadly dealt with bullies myself...

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog - I am now a follower of your blog!

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  6. Thank you for the Love Linky!!! New fan on here already a fan on your other blog~Shari

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  7. Way to go! I'm glad to see a someone talking action to stop bullying. I'd probably find out the parents names and talk to them as well! Their parents need to know that their kids are bullying and being little jerks.
    I caught a little boy writing nasty/profane notes to a girl I was babysitting and I made sure his parents knew about it.
    Good luck with everything!

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  8. Hi, I'm a new follower. You've got a good blog going here. I too despise racism and prejudice of all kinds, I just don't get why being a different colour or a different sexuality should provoke suck nasty and rude reactions from others.

    Keep up the good work :-D x

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