being bullied by students & teachers with no relief.
Hi, my name is Charlie. I am a single mom witth 4 kids. We are not originally from the Dayton, Ohio area...so I feel like we don't really fit in. Anyway, my son Michael, is 11 and is being bullied really bad at school. It has gotten so bad that my friends' children that attend school have come to me and said, "hey, you know such & such" about the incidents that are occuring. This school started out great but then, the kids started again. He's fat, he's not cool, and so on. In the last month it's turned physical. The first physical incident occurred when they were at recess playing a game called 4-square. Mikey got the kid out & the kid was mad so he shoved Mikey. In that incident the one para-professional grabbed Mikey"s arm really hard, so he threw his down towards the floor to break her grip. #1, she said he pushed her. #2, she threatened him, and there were other students as witnesses. She was out for Mikey since then. Her role in the bullying is allowing these kids to bully him & she looks for ways to get him in trouble. He got his behavior color changed because he turned around to return something borrowed to the student. In the three pyhsical incidents Mikey has gotten written up and suspended but the other child/children involved have not. Now, Mikey is facing assault charges because the last incident yesterday, they say he punched the teacher. Now, the video tape does not show that is what happened. The tape shows him throwing his arm down to break her grip. His fist is open & out in mid air. They insist he punched her. I don't know what to do. I withdrew Mikey from the school but they said they are still going forward with the assault charge & hearing. They lie. I have proved so many times with the witnesses. I know this is going to sound really bad but sadly, it's true. We are white...and the people that are bullying Mikey are not. The teacher, the students, the principal, the school board, safety & security.....everyone but us. I had this meeting this morning the look I got was all about the woman being disgusted & above us. I am not racist, please understand...the best man at my wedding was black for God sakes! However, it is clear to me that the people in this school system are very racist. What do I do? Does anyone know an advocacy group for white people that can help us?