Wendy - posted on 03/12/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have been having a problem this year and in the past but this year has been the worst of all. I have three children only two are school age. My son is going to be a freshman next year and has had his share of being picked on and teased. But he is a smart good looking kid that at times seems immature or naive. But he got through it with no real major issues. Most of the kids he had problems with are now best friends. But my daughter is having the worst year with it. She is in the fifth grade and she is this beautiful girl that in the past she made friends with everyone in the class. We never received a bad note other than she was talking to much. But this year she was placed in the same class as this girl on our street. They have never been able to get along. Not sure what it is , I get along fine with her grandmother. But this little girl has some problems. She has locked my daughter in a shed, dumped out bubbles at a party b/c things weren't going her way and I wouldn't let her spend the night. She has also threatened my older son that she was going to go get a gun from her dad and shot him. Which the grandmother witnessed and supposedly handled. Well I have had to move my daughter out of the class and it is still a problem. They have attacked her in the bathroom, the lunchroom and in class. The first episode the school never even called and once again she threatened to kill my sons. There were letters written by the other witnesses and her teacher was so appalled by the letters she took it straight the the principal. I had a parent/ teacher meeting and found out about all that had happened. I went through the roof. The principal made all these excuses tried to blame the teacher. Told me it was just girls being mean. He also told me that I was the only parent that had ever called complaining about his ability to be a principal. Well I have been to the school board and back down the pecking order and nothing. By the way all the letters were destroyed. What I'm so mad about this, we had in the area (not our school district) a fight break out with all girls where they banned all activities for the rest of the year. And to me if these kids are disciplined and taught this isn't how to behave instead of brushing it under the rug to keep their numbers up we wouldn't have the problems we have in schools. If you are caught bullying you pay for your actions! I will most likely pull her out for next year and put her in private or home school b/c there is no telling what is going to happen and her grades have been dropping and don't seem to be getting any better. Well now that I'm done venting!!! It is just so hard to tell your kid to ignore or turn your cheek when they walk into the same mess everyday!! She has even been suspended for standing up for herself but since they can't prove the other girl said anything b/c it was in front of all the girls picking on my kid!!! My kid gets in trouble!!