Post # 1
The School safety officer has called this morning and has stated that outside of school grounds past 300 feet is considered to be under the local law enforcement jurisdiction and has called them to get them straight and now they are going to start an investigation.
My daughter interviewed for the news last night. I asked her if she wanted to do it and only if she wanted to, I did advise her that doing so might cause her more trouble. She said to me, Mom they might stop hurting me now, but there are other kids who are getting bullied at the school besides me, lets help them.
The school has now called me just moments ago and wants to meet at 1 to discuss whats going on. They didnt sound happy after a reporter called them and so many people emailed and called the school about their soft stance on punishment for the bullies. Well I dont care if they are angry. Im angry that my daughter is afraid to go to school. Im angry that they felt like two incidents of assault and a death threat didnt warrant more attention from them.
I will keep everyone informed.
Post # 3
I am glad to hear of the action that is being taken. You should be proud of your daughter for being so brave, she’s an inspiration.
Post # 4
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I HOPE they’re angry! Maybe they’ll update their policy to something a bit more effective now that the public’s eye is turned to them!
Your daughter has a lot of courage to stand up not only for herself but for everyone who is bullied. You must be a very proud mom!
Post # 5
I am so glad something is being done, the school was being ridiculous and deserved every email and insulting comment they got!
Post # 6
I hope the media attention really gets them to change things quickly. It’s terrible it’s come to this, but hopefully it works! Fingers crossed for you!
Post # 7
I am just hoping there is no retaliation from the school because we went public and if there is hell hath no fury like a momma taking care of her baby.
I love my daughter and I want her to be able to have the education she deserves without being afraid of getting hurt by other kids whose parents arent taking their job seriously or worse thinking its not a big deal.
Post # 8
@TexasSpringBride: This is fantastic. What a wonderful, brave daughter you have.
Post # 9
So glad to hear something is being done. It also sounds as though you have raised a very thoughtful caring daughter as well! It is wonderful that after everything she has been through she wants to help others! Good luck!
Post # 10
I’m so happy to hear something is being done about it. I was bullied like this as a teenager, and for me it didn’t end until the police got involved, so while it’s sad it had to go that far I’m glad it’s happening. I hope things get better for your daughter very soon. I can remember being the girl coming home every day crying and hurt and my school reacted in a similar way, it’s only recently I’ve realized how hard it must have been on my mom as she tried to fix it for me.
Post # 11
I think the school needs a whoop in the butt! Who are they protecting? The bullies? I don’t get these people in authority who does nothing about important issues especially with a death threat!No matter how far away from the school it happened, the kids are still at the same school and it IS the school’s problem.
thanks for keeping us updated!
Post # 12
I understand the frustration that parents have. Someone said to me that she didnt know a single person who ever went on a campaign like I have to help my daughter. You are your childs number 1 warrior. If you dont do it, who will?
My first job as a parent is to protect my daughter and her well being. If it means doing all this to ensure her safety then thats what I will do and anything else to get this situation resolved.
I was a soldier, I have fought for the freedom of thousands of people I have never met or will ever meet, how could I do less for my daughter?
She needs me to be her protector and thats what I am. If anyone has a child going through this then please dont take the school at their word. Take action.
Thank you to all the bees who have supported her. She is aware that you all are cheering for her.
Post # 13
in light to of the recent story about amanda todd I think this is an issue people are going to easily get fired up about. And with good reason. Its sick that it took a reporter calling them for them to have some kind of reaction. Who cares if they are angry. Until this is taken care I wouldn’t shut up nor would I leave them alone. Good for you for being so proactive about all of this. Bullying is such a horrible thing and these days its been taken to a whole new level.
Post # 14
I couldn’t read your original thread because when I figured out what it was I just couldn’t read it. But I’m glad to read this update that sounds more positive!
Post # 15
New to this situation, but you raised a brave daughter. Good luck, and kick some butt!
Post # 16
@TexasSpringBride: Thanks for all of the updates, your a great mom!!! We need more of you and more caring and concerned people like all of our fellow bee’s!!