school bus bullies. Help!

Amber - posted on 03/05/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Ok we have had issues this year with the bus ride to and from school from being lost on the first day to being bullied then becoming the bully to defend one self. Now we are back to being picked on and then some. My son came home from school today and was crying he told me that another little boy on the bus had slammed his head into the window two times then banged on the top of his head repeatedly all while taunting him and calling him names then to PUTTING his hand down my sons pants and underware touching his whole butt. He said he tried calling to the bus driver but she was busy driving. I called the principle right away and spoke to him and he said thanks for calling and that he would talk to the boys on monday about it. This same kid is one they have already had to talk to with my son about bulling. Im afraid all this is gonna be is another slap on the wrist and i dont know what else to do about it but i am very upset that this even happened. Can i ask that the other child not be allowed to ride this bus any more? The bus driver has a naughty seat behind the driver seat but the kids dont have to stay there more than a DAY. What do I do?

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CoffeeMom - posted on 03/07/2011

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First go to the school directly and talk to the principle in person not over the phone. we have had this on our bus but lucky our driver and school takes it very serious. See if the school can arrange a conferece with the other parents as well. Most of the time the parent have no clue what thier "darling" kids do on the bus. You can also see if you can ride the bus or as for a school staff to ride and help with the conflicts as the bus driver is busy trying to drive and cant take care of the problem. If all this fails there is alway a chance that you can mention sueing for sexual harsment of your son while in the school care, just the threat of it will get issues solved in a hurry. Be firm as you dont want this happening to other kids. Also other parents who have kids on that bus may have complained as well and you all need to make a united front to the school.

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Kimberly - posted on 03/20/2011

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Wow all of these comments blew me away. I do not quite understand why the bully is still riding the bus. My sons' school, which extends to the bus, has a zero tolerance for violence and bullying of any kind. After the first offense the child would have been suspeneded from riding the bus for X amount of days and after the second he would no longer be allowed to ride the bus. Also was a report ever filed with Children's Protective Services? A child does not just behave this way out of nowhere. He has learned that this behavior is ok. It is possible that someone could be doing these kinds of things to him and it should be investigated. The school has a legal obligation to report it. Anyway, I am glad that things seem to be better for your child and should it happen again I would look into taking legal action against the school for failure to protect your child.

Sara - posted on 03/18/2011

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I am so sorry you are going thru this i am having the same issue with my 6 yr old i took him off the buss and drive him back and fourth unfortunately the bullying has started at recess i have tal;ked 2 the school and nothin was done my little boy got so over it he knocked a kids teeth out all that did was no1 will pick on him alone so nows theres a group picking on him good luck with your little1 hope things get better no child should have 2 fear going to school.

Sara - posted on 03/18/2011

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I am so sorry you are going thru this i am having the same issue with my 6 yr old i took him off the buss and drive him back and fourth unfortunately the bullying has started at recess i have tal;ked 2 the school and nothin was done my little boy got so over it he knocked a kids teeth out all that did was no1 will pick on him alone so nows theres a group picking on him good luck with your little1 hope things get better no child should have 2 fear going to school.

Amber - posted on 03/16/2011

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thank you all for your wonderful advise i will do these thing to insure he is safe at school and on the bus

Allysha - posted on 03/14/2011

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I would tell the school that if they don't do something about this prob that you are goiing to bring Children Services in on the matter because the putting his hands down your sons pants is no where near right..

Leslie - posted on 03/14/2011

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GO IN PERSON and talk with the school and let them know that this will NOT be tolerated and that your next move will be to the police if it is not resolved and your child is safe while at the school and on the bus PERIOD. No wrist slapping will be tolerated.
You, knowing everything that has been going on should decide if this warrants at least a police report to have it on record.
Whatever you decide, do it NOW, don't wait. If it comes to a lawsuit in the future you want all the incidents documented as well as all the steps you took to try to resolve things.

Liz - posted on 03/14/2011

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Pray!! This is ugly! Dont let no one touch your son and if they do FIGHT with the school about it! NO ONE SHOULD TOUCH ANYONE. This makes me angry.sorry

Richelle - posted on 03/13/2011

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Don't try to go to the principal about it. Go directly to the police and file a report. The fact that the principal was willing to put this off until the next week shows that he wasn't taking it seriously. That is not only assault, but also sexual assault and should NEVER be blown off by the school staff. Saying that the student will not be sitting next to your son is not enough. The fact that they get off at the same bus stop (I'm assuming) will simply lead the student to just waiting until they're off the bus to torment your son. That is very dangerous behavior and needs to be stopped. Good luck.

CoffeeMom - posted on 03/07/2011

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So glad things are working out! Bullies have no place in this world but as we know they are every where. Best of luck and I hope the rest if the school year is peaceful for you!

Amber - posted on 03/07/2011

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thankyou so much i went and spoke to the principle in person this morning and he had already made arrangements to meet with other child and thier parent as this was not the first offence by him and he called me a few hours ago and told me they are assigning seats on the bus for this other boy now and he is no longer allowed to sit by my son.

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