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Response to Mortos (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:25 PM

55. Most states already have anti-bullying laws on the books

for the schools and those policies can only be enforced when reported.

I found myself in a similar situation several years ago without the benefit of these laws...that started out with a simple slap, then bullying and verbal abuse and ending up escalating into death threats against my child.

Why? Because she had better grades than another child.

I understand the reticence of not wanting to make a big deal about it...I had the full support of witnesses and others who had similar issues with these people that begged me to do something about it at the first slap. I didn't, after all, it was a little slap--no harm no foul. Kids were friends again...what else could happen?

But..the laws against bullying are there for a reason. It is now zero tolerance in schools and there is a reason for it.

My child didn't feel safe for a very long time after it was all over and slept with a knife under her pillow. Do I think the death threat was real or seriously might have been carried out? I don't think so--but do you want to take that chance?

For the sake of your own child, or someone elses child, please schedule a meeting with the counselor or principal and get this incident documented.

You aren't doing anyone any favors by trying to handle this yourself.

Good luck.



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