- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
She reported it and met with the principal today..
The kid bullying him on the school bus is a 4th grader, he’s in 1st grade. He was being harassed physically with force, (kid brought his legs up to his chest and pushed inward) and also made verbal remarks to which 2 other kids in 4th grade were laughing and egging him on.
She gets to the school, tells the principal what happened…and the principal seemed unphased…when the word “bully” was used by my BFF, she quickly shut her down saying “let’s not jump to conclusions”.
She told my friend that she would like to investigate by asking her son questions later on, my friend said “No, you will ask my son infront of me” so the principal brought her son in.
He, without help, recounted everything that my friend had already mentioned, plus more news that she didn’t know about. This didn’t seem to bother the principal at all.
She said “ok, well there’s always two sides to a story…”
My friend then asked if she could see the bus tapes, and the prinicpal said no, that it’s illegal to view children on a bus. (Uh what?)
She then asked if any action would be taken….to which the principal said, they will get the other side of the story first (mind you, this kid has been introuble before with a child whom my friends son has play-dates with).
I told her she should just go to the Board of Ed…and report the lack of urgency to them….she said she’s worried that the prinicpal will just cover it up, and make it out to be nothing..because that’s the vibe she was getting.
(Not my words) but she also noted that the prinicpal is black, and so was the alleged “bully”. That when she mentioned the bully’s name, the prinicpal smiled and wrote his name down, and seemed quite flaky about it. That maybe there was some sort of racial thing where she felt the need to protect the alleged bully..since nothing has ever been done before with multiple incidents.
What would you do? How would you handle this? I’m seriously livid. Our area is multicultural, uh hellooo we’re in NY! So I don’t think there’s racial favoritism, but I do think that they’re taking this way to lightly…if this 4th grader is doing this NOW to 1st graders…what will he do to someone in middle or high school? It makes me sick!