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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:33 AM

School’s Supposed Advice for 13-Year-Old Bully Victim: Get a Breast Reduction

Posted on Jan 21, 2013


A mother who said she was told to get her sixth-grade daughter a breast reduction to combat her being bullied is understandably outraged.

Tammy Jackson says she phoned the school district to tell officials her 13-year-old daughter, Gabrielle, was being harassed by other students because of her large breasts. Jackson claims the person she spoke with gave the following advice regarding the middle school student: “The lady on the phone said they could transfer my daughter and said her boobs were so large she will always get teased. And the only suggestion she had for me is to have my daughter get a breast reduction.”


New York Daily News:


Bullies at Central Middle School in Moline Acres, near St. Louis, make lewd and insensitive comments about Gabrielle’s large breasts, her mother claimed.

Jackson expected the school to look into the issue and tell the suspects to stop humiliating the sixth-grade girl. Instead, Jackson said the blame was placed unfairly on Gabrielle, the victim, rather than the bullies.

...Jackson worries greatly that bullying early on in life can adversely affect that person for the rest of his or her life. She thinks that adults need to take a more active role in having open discussions with children about these issues.


http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/schools_advice_to_13-year-old_bully_victim_get_a_breast_reduction_20130121/
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/teen-told-breast-reduction-school-mom-article-1.1243157#ixzz2IeJJn0st

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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:37 AM

1. I hope to see some mass firings at that school... How damned ugly and idiotic.

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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:41 AM

2. for a sensitive subject like this, putting it out to the world tells me this mother

is not making a good choice. who would do this to the daughter?

we do not know the conversation on the other side. i can see the woman listening to moms concerns going on about the uncomfortable with large breasts, and the woman making a suggestion might be an answer, to appease the mom, be helpful, come up with suggestions.

it seems to me this mom is purposely using this.

why put a picture out of daughter, with something so sensitive.

and son bullied too.

i am not gonna get bent all out of shape without knowing more.

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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:37 AM

4. I feel bad for her.

One of my best friends in school had exactly the same experience, she still remembers it decades later with some sadness. Kudos to mom for standing up for her daughter. I'm always amazed at how cruel kids can be, but the ignorance of the school person she spoke to floors me.

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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:58 AM

5. We are getting only one side of this

The school is hampered to say anything.

Without independent corroboration, I take it with a grain of salt.

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