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I know that the souce isn't popular, but this is the most recent article about a school district not doing anything to protect someone who is being bullied.

Here is the superintendents response:

hasn't seen the lawsuit, but that bullying isn't tolerated and all reported incidents are investigated.
That seems very, umm, vague and deflective to me. Almost to the point that he knows whats going on and doesn't do anything about it. Investigated? That's it? How about the maggots that are responsible are dealt with swiftly and without prejudice? Isn't there laws that are supposed to help these teachers out? I thought there was. These kids are getting hurt and hurting themselves or the bullies.

Just like these two boys [http://abclocal.go.com/... thought this was the only way to get the bullying to stop. I am not condoning the behavior but come the hell on.

I still fully believe that the parents need to stop being "checked out" and check into these kids lives. How about look over your kids shoulder, they are kids, not adults and they dont have the mental capacity to understand what is going on.

It is our resposibility to make sure that we, as parents, are making this less about them doing it themselves, and its up to the schools to deal with these goons swiftly and without hesitation.  

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)

    All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

    by TheIntersect on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 12:51:01 PM PDT

  •  granddaughter got in hot water on bus for (2+ / 0-)
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    doingbusinessas, 207wickedgood

    shouting at a couple of boys who had been hitting her and threatening to spit on her.  She finally had enough and the bus driver wrote her up for "intimidating behavior".  The boys?  Bus driver did not see a thing.

    So far that report has haunted her as it disqualified her for "talented and gifted" program.  We are still working to have the report expunged  

  •  There's a lawsuit pending. (1+ / 0-)
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    VClib

    Of course he was vague.

  •  Longer article in DM Register (0+ / 0-)

    For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. H. L. Mencken

    by MikeIa on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 02:41:46 PM PDT

  •  Here is where we need to stop teaching our (1+ / 0-)
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    kids to trust the authorities to make all things right. This boy's life has been disrupted, probably forever. The bullies? If they're still in school they're laughing; if not, they're beyond justice's reach.

    The system rewards bullies.
    Physical bullies.
    Spiritual bullies (don't believe me? Why does Pat Robertson still get media time? Why was the selection of a new pope the top story on all the networks for more than a week?).
    Financial bullies. (Wall Street. Congress. Insurance companies.)

    See?

    We've all been taught that you play nice and you win.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 02:47:39 PM PDT

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