My 8th grader rides the school bus with a young girl is as my daughter puts it who has been getting harassed for weeks now because she listed herself as bi-sexual on her FB account. This morning on the way to school when the girl got on the bus some of the older boys pelted the girl with large rocks and my daughter got up to shield her with her book bag and actually got a black eye herself from one of the rocks. The bus was stopped and didn't resume it's course until the kids could calm themselves down. Side note - I really want to know why those kids who were on the bus throwing rocks and so forth weren't put off the bus. To me that would have posed a physical threat to everyone's (including the bus driver) safety, but anyway.
Once they arrived at school only my daughter and the young girl were detained. My daughter was asked why she felt the need to get involved and she spoke up and said "someone had to or she could have gotten seriously hurt and then you'd really have a problem on your hands instead of just a few scraps and bruises you'll some how cover up". The principal didn't like that response and she told my daughter that she had no right to get herself involved in a matter that had nothing to do with the school. To which my daughter said "no disrespect but what about her rights? everybody knows that she likes girls - so what but what about the fact that she has the right to like whoever, to get to school safely, get an education and go about her day without having all the stuff she has done to her on a daily basis?"
The principal has called me here at work and told me that if my daughter takes it upon herself to get involved in a situation that doesn't directly involve her that she will be forced to take a more punishable action. When I asked based on what grounds I was told that social websites such as FB create problems outside the school premises and the school has no regulations on how to deal with he said she said problems and issues that arise. I was told to talk to my daughter and explain that if she knows of something than the proper thing to do is to speak to an adult, ie. teacher, guidance counselor or other authority. I also asked what was being done if anything to those who were throwing objects and was told that proper action was being handled. YEAH RIGHT!
I just spoke with my daughter and she says that now kids are saying she stood up for her cuz she must be gay too. She told me that she hates to see other kids get picked on for the dumbest things. She said that gay people and bisexuals are no different than anybody else they like who they like and that's it. I think I'm going to have to go to her school to straighten things out but I'm so proud of her for standing up for herself, beliefs and for the rights of others.
Answer by mamide02ninas at 3:25 PM on Feb. 15, 2012
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 3:26 PM on Feb. 15, 2012
Answer by dullscissors at 3:26 PM on Feb. 15, 2012
So... your DD took a stand against bullying and the school is not backing her.... time to call every news agency you can.... they will eat that up!!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 3:30 PM on Feb. 15, 2012
Answer by mommys2cupcakes at 3:32 PM on Feb. 15, 2012
Answer by Spotoftea at 3:34 PM on Feb. 15, 2012
Answer by But_Mommie at 3:36 PM on Feb. 15, 2012
Boo! My first post didn't post. Guess it was the rude gesture I had aimed at the school.
For your daughter:
Answer by Rosehawk at 3:38 PM on Feb. 15, 2012
Answer by figaro8895 at 3:39 PM on Feb. 15, 2012