• Stormlover

    Fed Up Mom- I am so sorry it has come to your daughter trying to take her own life. My daughter and I have dealt with the same kind of bullying and the same reaction from the school staff at Stuart. The Zero Tolerance on bulling is a joke. The girl who was bullying my daughter was bullying everyone. Throwing books and other things at students in the classrooms, verbally abusing and physically fighting with students. After my daughter had filed several complaints with the counselor, phone calls from me, the girl receiving several referrals a DAY and being suspended a few times, the principal told them to quit writing referrals on her. After hearing that, I told my daughter to knock her the f out! My daughter cried and told me she couldn’t do that, she would get in trouble. I told her, “not with me.” My daughter also told me she couldn’t hit anyone. I told her when she finally got fed up that she would and not to worry about being in trouble with me because I would be right there by her side backing her up, defending her right to stand up for herself when the school obviously thinks this other girl was allowed to do whatever she wanted without consequences. I don’t condone fighting but there is a point where a child has to stand up for their self and that’s when the adults in the situation are not protecting our children. A couple months later my daughter came home proud of herself, telling of how she lost it after the girl threw a book at her head in class and she stood up and shoved the girl out of seat into the floor. That’s the last time my daughter had an issue with this girl. My daughter didn’t get in trouble but I was ready to stand up for her if she would have. My daughter starts at PRP next year and you can bet if she has issues there, I will be in the school every day making the staffs life hell until they do something. If that don’t work, then maybe we should all get an attorney and fight this school system on their incompetence of their own Zero Bullying Tolerance. The bully should not have the easy life, they should be the ones transferred to another school when they have this many write ups and suspensions. JCPS should be held responsible for their inactions. Keep fighting for your daughter!