I first became aware of this case a few hours ago my mother pushed me into a fury about this story. I had forgotten during the fourth grade I was bullied and the principal, a nun, said to my mother for her to tell me to punch the bullies.
Do you know why the principal said it? One guess. Parents were doctors who donated a lot to the school and Church. So by teliing my mother to tell me the nun could clain no responsibility. The school and church were connected. It was a Catholic school.
Today a young girl was bullied including physical violence. School NEVER notified the mother. Mother complained about the bullying. School did nothing. I for one says “follow the money if the bullies parents were rich or influential there is your answer.”
It seems deja vu with me where the principal not only did nothing but put me at risk of expulsion.
So this mother put a tape recorder in daughters backpack to get proof. That was illegal. Yet bullying that involves violence is ignored. I guess the principal and the admin deny the link between bullying and depression which can kead to suicide.
A mother doing her best to save her daughter, gotta protect the bullies.
The mother is African American I would really like to know the race of the principal and bullies.
So this victim of bullying could suffer from long term depression, possible suicide along with the stress of knowing she may lose her mother for five years.
If bullying happens in a school the school and bully’s parents should pay for the counseling . If suicide is a result if the school ignored warnings the admin(s) who ignored it need to face murder charges and the bully murder charges (charged as a minor)as well.
The bullies were taught its ok to bully African American women and children
Here is an article about effects of bullying and cyberbullying on young people. Its sobering and depressing. Yet if bullies were dealt with and victims better supported I wonder how much we could cut these numbers down. We need to start holding bullies accountable. Its rare if a bully who bullies his victim to suicide ever ends up arrested.