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Rae - posted on 05/21/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Ezra has been suspended a few times for fighting mostly boys picking on him last time before Easter they both got suspended just recently Ezra got suspended again his mum took him for a haircut which was what he wanted then dropped him off at school a girl came up to him and said what a stupid haircut and that Ezra was a retard he pushed her then her cousin came up and punched Ezra in the face. Ezra got suspended for sticking up for himself and the others didn't now the Headmaster and teacher say Ezra could have Autism how does that work when I think the other kids should have been suspended as well as the girl should have not called him a retard what do you all think

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Jodi - posted on 05/21/2015

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Can I ask if you are quoting Ezra's side of the story, or the story given by the school? I'm just going to say that many students will deflect blame when letting their parents know their side of the story, but generally, there have been a number of witnesses. As a teacher myself, I generally interview witnesses separately so they don't have time to collaborate. It is a better way of getting to the bottom of it. You need to check the processes they have gone through to have decided on the suspension.

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Dove - posted on 05/21/2015

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There is no excuse for violence. If he is being bullied and NOT seeking help... he's still at fault. If he has possible extenuating circumstances (autism or whatever)... he needs to be evaluated and IF there is an issue of him not being able to control himself he would likely qualify for a one on one aide or something to protect him and keep him from hitting people.

Rae - posted on 05/21/2015

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This is Ezra side of the story my daughter his mum had to go to the school and it was all put on my grandson that it was his fault and he was suspended again next time he will be expelled and he is only 10 year's old beautiful boy very polite but I think it is bullying at school my daughter just sobbed her heart out in the office .

Ledia - posted on 05/21/2015

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It sounds like he is being bullied, but because he is physically retaliating the school isn't going to do anything. You can't stick up for yourself by physically assaulting someone--that makes him just as bad as the other kid.

Instead, when a student says or does something mean to him, he needs to find a teacher immediately and explain what happened. Unless the teacher saw it happen, he/she will probably not be able to take official action, but he/she will be aware of the situation and know to keep a closer eye on both students. The added supervision will make it harder for the bullies to interact with him, and increase the likelihood of a teacher seeing something, but it probably won't stop the bullying altogether. Make sure that he tells a teacher EVERY TIME something happens, so that they can see that this is an ongoing problem. Then they can schedule a meeting to discuss a solution between both students and their parents, and take official action if needed.

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