Paula - posted on 01/07/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
Since my son started grade 7( a new school) last year he`s been picked on and teased alot.Some of it i know is his imagination but for most of it it`s real. This year it`s been really bad. He has come home so many times frustrated about these certain boys bugging him. He`s tried telling his teachers. Not too much has ever been done. My son has what you call a slow burning temper. He`ll only take so much then he loses it. Well i warned 2 of his teaches back in December that Josh was being constantly picked on and that he was soon gonna lose his temper. First thing out of their mouths was that if he did he could get suspended. But i told them it wouldn`t be his fault.
Well his first day back after break his temper blew. Seems they were doing something with shavings outside in Outdoor Ed and three boys decided to gang up on Josh. One tried to put shavings down his shirt. Well Josh had enough and went after him with a knife he was using. I get a call shortly after from one of the Vice Principals .He told me what happened and that Josh would be suspended for one day. I kinda lost it. I told him that i had warned his teachers a month ago that something like this was gonna happen if they didn`t do something about the bullying. Seems he wasn`t told about it.
Far as i know the other boys were talked to about the incident. Josh got the worse punishment due to what he did. I feel it`s not fair cause if they had of stepped in way before this, this incident wouldn`t have happened. It`s gotten to the point my son hates school and would rather stay home.
Anybody have any ideas of what i should do next?