Meghan - posted on 10/28/2010 ( 77 moms have responded )
It's ridiculous that a father is now facing criminal charges for storming onto a school bus to rage at his daughters bullies. Police say it wasn't the way to deal with it??
Why should he be arrested? Damn it this pisses me off. Family is going to protect family!! The damn school system isn't protecting our kids; their policies protect the bullies!
Authorities arrested a central Florida father Thursday after he boarded a school bus and reportedly threatened students who were allegedly bullying his daughter.
James Jones' raw and obscene rage was on caught on the school bus' security camera.
He was charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing a school function in Lake Mary, Fla.
The video is blurred but Jones' anger is clear.
"Everybody sit down. Everybody sit down," Jones said on the surveillance tape.
He then orders his 11-year-old daughter to point out her alleged tormenters. "Show me which one. Show me which one," he said.
Jones confronts the middle school students he says have been bullying his daughter who has cerebral palsy by taunting, hitting and even throwing condoms at her.
"I'm gonna (expletive) you up.…this is my daughter, and I will kill the (expletive) who fought her," Jones said.
Jones reportedly threatened not only the students but the bus driver as well.
"If anything happens to my daughter I'm going to (expletive) you up and everybody on this (expletive)," he said.
Before leaving, he dares them to call the police. "You call the police, call them. My brother's the damn deputy sheriff."
School officials contacted the law enforcement authorities and Jones was arrested.
Jones defended his actions after being released on bail. "My daughter is not going to be hazed and beat up and touched on like what they've done, ok," he said. Sadiki Alexander, Jones' attorney, said the father of two was simply trying to protect his child.
"This young lady has been bullied since the first day of school. This is a new school for her. It was an overwhelming experience. She's currently on suicide watch because of this matter. So we would just ask everyone to reserve judgment," Alexander said.
Police are also investigating the alleged bullies -- seventh grade students. They could face charges of their own.