My 13yo (11 when this happened) was punched by a kid he didn't know when he was walking home from school. I drove him around the neighborhood so he could point the kid out to me. We found him, I asked him why he hit my son? He denied it, and I asked for his name and address, which he gave me. When I got home, I called the police, they came out and took a report. The next day, I went to the principles office and made a report. I drove my son to school for the rest of the school year. We found out that this kid hated my son because he is in the Honors classes, and he is always on the Honor Roll as well. (DS truly had never said a word to this kid.) The principle said that he has been "known" by the system for a long time. DS and I talked about the appropriate way to stand up to a bully. In this case, standing up meant that we reported him and let the system take care of it.
at 1:59 PM on Nov. 15, 2010