Letter to the editor
The News Herald
Connelly Springs, N.C. — I would like to know when it became OK to overlook bullying in schools. For almost a year now, my son, 6, had a problem with a boy two years older than him. My son has been kicked in the face, choked and called fat, tub of lard, et cetera. My son weighs 40 pounds. That is by no means fat. These actions and words have scarred my son to the point when he was coming home in tears from after school. I can hardly get him to eat anything anymore because he “doesn’t want to grow up to be fat.”
I made several attempts to fix this problem by going to the director and principal of the school. Both told me they would “take care of it.”
Friday came and my son was picked up from after school. The bully had kicked him in the face and called him fat yet again. I decided, as a concerned and fed-up parent, to take matters into my own hands. I made a trip to the school to speak to the parent of this child. She would not listen to any reason whatsoever.
I received a phone call from the principal today and was informed that I handled the situation the wrong way. I was too aggressive and angry and should not have left work to talk to this parent. Full story.