teacher bullying my child at school

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/22/2014

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Well, there are channels to follow. Do you have the write ups from last year? Do you have any notification of possible suspension for the altercation this year? I understand the desire to lash out if threatened, but he needs to be to to respond in appropriate manners, rather than getting in a fight because he was "threatened" He turned himself being threatened, and a victim, to him being an instigator, and in the eyes of the school, a potential issue if he cannot control his actions. (At least, that is how the school's looking at that one) Threats do not actually constitute danger. He should have reported the threat to adults, and then if the kid did actually attack him, defend himself, but he should not have instigated the fight.

(I do have to point out that suspension for fighting is a very common punishment, usually from 2-3 days either in or out of school suspension, and it doesn't matter if the kid was an angel all the way through life up to that altercation, its usually still an action that results in suspension)

Have you been in contact with the school counselor to see what options your child may have?

All teachers are different. Some are demanding disciplinarians who will nit pick every action, and write up a child for, as you say, every little thing. Some will go the other extreme and ignore problem behaviour until it escalates beyond the classroom level.

What you need to do at this point is request a meeting with the school counselor, teacher, principal, and resource officer if the school uses them (that's the cop). Find out exactly what is going on and where things stand. If you have a valid complaint against the teacher, make sure you follow the proper procedure for lodging complaints.

You can request your child be moved to a different classroom, but the school will take into account all factors: Where the other class is in the lesson plan, how hard the adjustment will be for the student, or if it is even feasible at this stage in the school year. Documentation of any and all incidents is a must.

Good luck.

Heather - posted on 01/22/2014

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ok it was actually last year but this teacher wrote my son up for every little thing he did this year he has been doing better but he got into a fight because he was threatened but now they are talking about expelling him over it they are holding over his head last year but claim they are not
I did go to the school over and over about this teacher but they refused to do anything about it because this teacher has a doctorate in science

Chet - posted on 01/22/2014

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You need to give a lot more detail. What has been happening? Have you talked to the teacher or anyone at the school about it?

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