Today, we take another look at bullying. Today’s story comes from Jessica Walker and relates what she dealt with in the Tift County School System. However, Jessica’s story is also an example. In it, school administration handled the situation in such a way to actually end the bullying.
We had a situation that was bad but was caught in the early stages. My 7 and 10 year old attend Omega Elementary, which is a part of the Tift County School System. My 10 year old was out for surgery and upon taking my 7 year old to school without her, he broke down crying hysterically. Of course being worried, I took him home and kept him out that day. Over the weekend, my husband and I learned of his reaction. He had started being bullied by a 10 or 11 year old that knows my daughter. He wanted my daughter to be her boyfriend and she politely declined. So in return, this child started picking on her little brother.Of course we couldn’t let this continue. We told our son if he EVER had another problem like this he should tell us. We went straight to the school and talked to Vice Principal Byers. He told us that he would take care of the problem.He did! Our children’s names were not mentioned and the boy has stopped harassing my children. He no longer bullies my son.Our story turned out a lot better than Dustin’s, but it could have been the same. We are very thankful for Principal Byers at Omega School for his efforts in resolving this issue. More school authority should take the same route and SIT AND TALK with these troubled kids about bullying.
My heart goes to the families and friends of those that have lost an innocent child to the cruel world of bullying.
We are so glad to hear that the problem was properly resolved. It is our hope that more stories will end up like this one. If you have a story to share, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.