Marcella - posted on 08/30/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
Hello, I have a teenage daughter in school being harassed and an 11 yr old who rides the same bus and I am worried about her as well. We just moved into the area and don't know anyone. We are from the city and this is a school 6-12 grade everybody's grandparents went to school with each other. Also this is an all-white area; my children have Hispanic names and are part Hispanic and part African American. The kids here tease and bully foreign exchange students so they obviously do not like kids different from them. Back on subject there are two girls and a very very large boy who have been harassing my kids during the summer through phone calls and Facebook but we blocked them and their phone number through the phone company. Well as soon as school started they started up again just discreetly at first and then the beginning of the week they were all three talking really loud on the bus about fighting and how they need to see a fight that's bloody and it has to be in public. Immediately after getting off the bus they followed my daughter and one of the girls told her she wanted to fight her. Well my daughter told my husband and I and my husband called the principal. The principal then talked to her and told her they were probably just having a bad day and he wasn't going to talk to them because she only reported one incident. My husband and I thought that was unacceptable and called the county Board of Education and told them what had happened. They called us back and said that the principal said that my daughter said it wasn’t a big deal and that her parents (us) were being over dramatic. I think she was just scared of telling. Anyway the principal, the parents and even the cops and everyone in town are friends, grew up together, etc. So there is really nothing I can do. These kids know that and I feel they will continue to harass my children. I do not know if this is racial harassment or just harassment because they can get away with it. Either way this needs to stop.