(Closed) My daughter is being bullied and I dont know what to do…frustrated vent

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

have your lawyer contact the parents/school? get the police to go to the other kids’ houses? can she buddy up with someone older?

thats terrible and must hurt you immensely.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

I don’t really have any advice, but wow, that’s horrible! Bullies in schools these days continuously blow my mind with how cruel they can be. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@TexasSpringBride:  I’m so sorry.  I hate this so much and I would be terrified too.

 

Does she have a favorite teacher?  Maybe you could talk to one and they could drive her home.  You don’t live far from the school so it wouldn’t be too much of a hassle.  Or are there any kids she’s become friends with that she could go home with until you can pick her up?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@TexasSpringBride:  Yeah, I don’t understand why they would want to take so long with this, especially since they threatened to kill her.  They weren’t even suspended for the first attack that they admitted to? 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

This is infuriating. I would keep calling the school every single day and making it clear to the principal that you are not going away. You said she’s too old to go to a sitter, but I would absolutely find someone who can pick her up from school every day and get her home safely. She clearly feels unsafe – and rightfully so – on this after school walk, and if you and your fiance can’t be there due to work schedules, you’ve got to find someone who can. Do you have any family in the area, or any friends you could ask to help, at least for a short time?

The school is responsible for ensuring its students are safe in coming to school. I honestly would be checking in with her teacher and the principal very regularly and reminding them of their obligation to keep kids safe. This isn’t name-calling and being mean to someone (which in and of itself is a terrible thing that happens to kids). This is physical assault. It blows my mind that it will take three weeks before anyone will act on this.

ETA – online resources also suggest contacting the school superintendent and the state board of education.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wow… honestly, I would contact every news outlet possible to get her story out there. That should outrage the community enough (and embarrass the school enough) to put some pressure on the school and police. Completely outrageous.

ETA – I imagine it’s not allowed if she’s caught with it, but she should be armed with mace or… I don’t know, scissors. This is just so frightening. And enroll her in self-defense classes ASAP.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@redheadem:  I actually was just about to suggest that.  If they keep telling you it’s going to take longer than a minute I would call and email news stations and newspapers.  

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mandb122:  How unfortunate that the way to get justice is by shaming teachers and police officers… sigh.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@redheadem:  Especially if this school has a reputation for being a really good school though, they wouldn’t want it getting out that they let something like this go on for longer than it should.  And if it’s the only way to get it to stop, I say go for it.  I also agree with self defense classes though.  I don’t think violence should always be the first outlet (unless absolutely necessary) but if those that are supposed to be helping you aren’t helping, then you have to defend yourself. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@TexasSpringBride:  That is absolutely ridiculous that they weren’t suspended.  At this point with the two assaults and a threat, they should be expelled in my opinion.  I’ve never heard of students bullying and attacking another student without being suspended.  And seriously, the parents aren’t doing anything?  It sounds like a lot of adults majorly dropping the ball in this situation and allowing an innocent girl to have to fear for her life. 

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