BY NICK MARTIN
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg mother has sent her bullied son to learn kick-boxing and given him a green light to “kick the snot out of” his alleged tormentor when school starts next month.
The mother, who asked not to be named, said a bully has been tormenting her son for years.
“He’s now taking kick-boxing and feeling very good about himself. It’s about time he took a stand and stood up for himself,” said the boy’s mother.
“He has my full permission to kick the snot out of (the other boy) if he comes up to him.”
Both boys are in their early teens, and have attended the same school in Louis Riel School Division.
The mother said she has met for years with school officials to try to stop the ‘tormenting,’ and even went to the bully’s house and threatened his parents that she would get a restraining order if the bullying didn’t stop.
She has not yet done so, said the mother, who came forward after reading that another mother, Deborah LeBlanc, had filed what could be a precedent-setting lawsuit against St. James-Assiniboia School Division over the alleged bullying of her own son.
The mother of the victim in Louis Riel S.D. said the bullying has included physical abuse, humiliation such as pulling down her son’s gym shorts and underwear in front of the entire class and, more recently, anti-Semitism. Full story.