Father protests son being punished for defending himself against bullies
Randy Duke of Victoria, TX is picketing his son Max's school with a sandwich sign. It reads, "Bullying victims are punished here." Max was bullied by kids until he'd had enough. He'd been picked on for three years, and finally fought back.
Administrators say there's no changing their decision to send Max to an alternative school for 30 days. Now Mr. Duke stands vigil outside Cade Middle School on his precious time home from Afghanistan.
Max had made a paper airplane for a special needs child, and the bullies, who he said follow him everywhere, stepped on it. According to the news story, they went at it, and guess who got punished? Now Max can't attend marching band, the only thing that was helping bring him out of his shell, his father said.
Let's send a strong message to Cade Middle School Principal Lisa Blundell. Tell her the rules need to change. Bullies should be punished. Not their victims. Send email to Lisa.Blundell@visd.net.
Sorry I'm not able to copy a link to the story. It's just not working for some reason!