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Nick is not a well behaved child. No one really likes Nick. Despite being only 10, he uses racial slurs and is physically aggressive.
Nick pushed Caleb into Isabelle, she was hit in the face and fell.
Nick has also tripped Isabelle on the school bus.
Nick has made derogatory comments about Isabelles' religion.
Isabelle has spoken to the principal.
Isabelle doesn't like Nick and doesn't want anything to do with Nick.
The principal told Isabelle she needs to have a relationship with Nick.
"Maybe not boyfriend/ girlfriend, but at least friends. Nick needs more friends, he only has two".
(^^ that is a quote from the principal)
We have spoken to the principal(in December) about Nick. We asked that the principal take steps to prevent any more harassment by Nick. His solution is to encourage a relationship.
I think forcing any child, much less a girl, to look at themselves and determine why someone is being abusive towards them sets a dangerous precedent.
Too many women excuse abusive behavior in their partners.
I have not raised a victim, and am furious with the principals' response to the situation.
I will have to talk to him next week.
Because right now, yelling, "You stupid effing idiot"!, is the only thing that comes to mind. And yes, I know, that isn't in anybodys best interest.
Answer by Farmlady09 at 3:29 PM on Mar. 30, 2012
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 2:09 PM on Mar. 30, 2012
Answer by 3libras at 1:57 PM on Mar. 30, 2012
If Nick is assaulting her on more then one occasion I'd call the police and look into a stay away order... I'd let the principal know that is ging to make life very tough on the school!! And agree with above... go over his head... he sounds incompetent!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 2:13 PM on Mar. 30, 2012
.... also... what if the school systems bulling policy??? I would think that applies here as well. Offer to contact the local media with their inability to manage this situation. No school wants bad bulling press right now!! (I say as I write this from my office in a High School!!)
Answer by Crafty26 at 2:15 PM on Mar. 30, 2012
Answer by hootie826 at 2:17 PM on Mar. 30, 2012
Answer by Ludvik_Smith at 2:17 PM on Mar. 30, 2012
Answer by meooma at 4:48 PM on Mar. 30, 2012
Answer by Anonymous at 5:00 PM on Mar. 30, 2012
Answer by winterglow at 4:38 AM on Mar. 31, 2012