Cemetery

United States

#21 Apr 19, 2012
Remember the young Basham boy who lost his life, bullying again. Did anyone pay for that crime I can't remember. Get s petition together for a meeting with the school board in a gymnasium, go open forum, a good way to start to control this. Parents first, then students. Go to the Media!!! Get the word out that You the People have a voice in this tragedy, and a hopeful cure for the future. Monitor Your Own Children. Do Not be hour Childs friend, Be there PARENT!!!
Agreedx2

Washington, DC

#22 Apr 19, 2012
What's our world coming to when these children feel like the only way out is to take their life? When is someone gonna listen??? Personally, I have no children-and the way things are now, i'm kinda glad I don't. However, it doesn't make my heart stop aching for these children facing such issues and feeling like they have no one or no where to turn to. God help them....
swing batter

Madisonville, KY

#23 Apr 19, 2012
What if wrote:
What if its YOUR kid doing the bullying? Seriously this wasn't an issue when I was a kid. There was always that fear of what was in the principals bottom left hand drawer. Seriously people if your child gets punished for bullying another child are you going to be at the school threatening the administration. This is a problem created by parents who think their kids do no wrong.
Well said! I remember a teacher at my school who kept his paddle on display(it had little holes drilled into it for better aerodynamics and that extra "oomph") I tell ppl if you're with my kid and he's doing wrong pop his butt! One of the teachers at his school looked at me like I was crazy when I suggested corporal punishment should be reintroduced in our schools.
jackie

Princeton, KY

#24 Apr 19, 2012
Kids do no talk to their parents like they should. That is a huge issue. We need to encourage then to open up and talk about what is going on.
Purple

Somerset, KY

#25 Apr 19, 2012
That's because they are raised by Facebook and tv. Mom and dad are too busy to pay attention to them or don't care. That is the problem with today's society. It's always someone else's problem when their kid does something wrong because they are totally oblivious from their own ignorance to see what the kids ate really doing.
MOMIE WILL WHIPP THEY ASS

Elkton, KY

#26 Apr 19, 2012
Rattlesnake Pete wrote:
If a person is too weak to go to their parents or a police officer maybe it's best they take the easy way out. They sure as hell will be even more disappointed when the get older.
Parents should teach their kids to toughen up, life isn't fair.
LISTEN TO THIS MY SON WAS BEING BULLIED AND HE FOUGHT BACK AND STOOD UP TO THEM AND HE WENT TO JAIL HE WAS 10 AT THE TIME NOTHING HAPPENED TO THE KIDS THAT BULLIED HIM.
wendy

Elkton, KY

#27 Apr 19, 2012
WE NEED TO PROTEST IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD AND INVITE SOME NEWS TEAMS DOWN TO WATCH SEE IF THEY DO SOMETHING WITH CAMERAS ON them.
Adult

Madisonville, KY

#28 Apr 19, 2012
When I was in school I had a girl that was a huge bully to everybody, but in my case in particular she always told the teachers and administration that it was ME being mean to HER. It was never true, I was very quiet and all the other children knew it was really her... but her mother would stay in the office complaining about me. I could never prove it, but instead of bullying me by making fun of me, she bullied me by alienating me in the eyes of authority at the schools who would much rather her mother stay home than to deal with the issue head-on.
wendy

Elkton, KY

#29 Apr 19, 2012
I contacted brad byrd on face book and told him my personal stories about my bpys and told him about Noah and what happened. If every parent does the same maybe someone will listen. like him on facebook and send him a message or comment if he gets enough maybe he will help.
Sister

Madisonville, KY

#30 Apr 19, 2012
The cheerleaders at JMMS make fun of my sister all the time, she wont even go places that they will be anymore. Its terrible, shes just a child (even though they think that are grown) and should not miss out on anything because of somebody talking about her. We are not poor, she is not dirty, she is not ugly or fat or geeky...but she is different than they are fashion-wise and they make fun of her for that.
lets think about this

Central City, KY

#31 Apr 19, 2012
Bullying comes up fairly often in school situations. The trouble is that teachers and administrators do know the kids well and some of the bullies have pretty hard lives so actions taken are not always in the best interest of the bullied. What people need is a plan of how to deal with bullies. This plan must be coordinated by the parents and the child. Here is an example of a plan, key of which is the child must be able to communicate with his or her parents about the bullying incidents.

1. The child should report the incident both to the teacher and his or her parent. This gives the school a chance to act.

2. The parent should email or write the teacher a note with a forward to the vice principal of the incident.

3. If the situation is not resolved the child should report the 2nd incident to the vice principal and the parent. The parent should follow up with a email or letter to the vice principal, the child's teachers, the principal and the school counselor. In this way every relevant person at the school has been contacted and is aware of the situation. Make a note that on any following incident the superintendent's office will be notified in writing. Do all of this even if the school asks you in for a meeting.

4. If another situation occurs address your letter or email to all of the above and the school board. Inform them that from this point on you will notify the police not only that your child is being assaulted but that adults that are supposed to take care of your child are failing to protect your child. Specifically mention the anti bullying law that is in effect and that you are going to hold the district and the individuals responsible for your child's safety responsible for any further incidents.

5. At this point you may have to hire a lawyer to represent you or you may find one that will simply help you. During all of this you need to be prepared to find out that perhaps your child is not so innocent and that he or she may be starting some of the situations in which your child is being bullied. Regardless if you hire a lawyer or not if you get the police involved the school will take notice and action. More than likely the school will try to solve the problem early on as most adults in school really do care for children and you may think nothing is happening when some pretty intense intervention may be going on with these bullies who just happen to be in bad situations themselves.

Of course if you do not like this plan make up your own but include lots of written documentation with proof you are communicating with the school.
stfu

Madisonville, KY

#32 Apr 19, 2012
Rattlesnake Pete wrote:
If a person is too weak to go to their parents or a police officer maybe it's best they take the easy way out. They sure as hell will be even more disappointed when the get older.
Parents should teach their kids to toughen up, life isn't fair.
your parents should have taught you how to keep your fuc$in mouth shut
jackie

Princeton, KY

#33 Apr 19, 2012
wendy wrote:
I contacted brad byrd on face book and told him my personal stories about my bpys and told him about Noah and what happened. If every parent does the same maybe someone will listen. like him on facebook and send him a message or comment if he gets enough maybe he will help.
we were actually talking about a protest today. If you go to our Facebook page "Bullying Should Be A Crime" and leave us your info, we can get together and come up with something. It would be great to take a stand for these kids. The difference between being bullied when we were kids and now is the fact they can do it online. They can't ever escape it.
Golden girls

Chicago, IL

#34 Apr 19, 2012
My child came home and broke some silence about some of this. As sad as it is that someone died, he was not the only victim here. Evidently he did some bullying himself. It can't hurt to raise awareness about such stuff but the talks should begin with us, as parents!! Most children learn it at home or else are bullied at home then take it out on others away from home. Society has got to stop blaming everything on the school alone. If what I was told is true about this situation, it was an immature break up that was not 1 sided.
feel

Madisonville, KY

#35 Apr 19, 2012
I feel for all kids in todays society. Many are raised tobelieve bullying is igbt. Parents need to we a stand. Quit making excuses for our children when they do these kinds of things talk to our kids. Its not just the middle schools. Elemerary schools as ell. There's a huge problem with bullying at whew. It took us threatening o feta lawyerbefore much was done. Even then its still a battle

“peace...”

Since: Apr 12

Madisonville, Ky

#36 Apr 19, 2012
stfu wrote:
<quoted text>
your parents should have taught you how to keep your fuc$in mouth shut
That's an e-imposter, although it wasn't me that said it, someone did say it, and it just goes to show you that some people don't have the decency to even respect the issue of this subject, OR the subject of this issue. This young man was obviously distressed, and I remember those days very well. But to come on here and bully a family that has just lost their child, is a pitiful act of disrespect towards the deceased, and the family as well.
John Henry

Eddyville, KY

#37 Apr 19, 2012
wendy wrote:
WE NEED TO PROTEST IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD AND INVITE SOME NEWS TEAMS DOWN TO WATCH SEE IF THEY DO SOMETHING WITH CAMERAS ON them.
Yes, a protest in front of the board office will wake them up. Enough is enough, of this unruliness that is affecting our children. But it will not just take the school system to help curb bulling, it will also take hard work from parents to work with their own children. When a issue is not fixed it will only get out of hand, no more complaining; more fixing.
It will not take much to get parents to raise up and take a stand, if they don't listen or change the subject. To them your child is just a source of money, not a person. Don't let the fire be put out, make a stand for the children. Their is many teachers and school staff that do care, but the people in that board office seem just to sit back and collect their money. Start groups, write letters to new sources, and by all means send letters to the schools.
concerned mom

Eddyville, KY

#38 Apr 19, 2012
Purple wrote:
That's because they are raised by Facebook and tv. Mom and dad are too busy to pay attention to them or don't care. That is the problem with today's society. It's always someone else's problem when their kid does something wrong because they are totally oblivious from their own ignorance to see what the kids ate really doing.
not always true I have a teenage daughter and I try to talk to her and she says things like, noone understands, none helps, and I have took her to every physiologist in town they don't help either and she just has typical everyday issues, heartbreaks, teenage issues, I've called her pastor at her church, Ive called her guidence cousler at her school ,I have took every step possible,cause I look at it this way, if she's not gonna talk to me,or someone in the family I will find her someone to talk then you see things like this is scares me to death
concerned mom

Eddyville, KY

#39 Apr 19, 2012
lets think about this wrote:
Bullying comes up fairly often in school situations. The trouble is that teachers and administrators do know the kids well and some of the bullies have pretty hard lives so actions taken are not always in the best interest of the bullied. What people need is a plan of how to deal with bullies. This plan must be coordinated by the parents and the child. Here is an example of a plan, key of which is the child must be able to communicate with his or her parents about the bullying incidents.
1. The child should report the incident both to the teacher and his or her parent. This gives the school a chance to act.
2. The parent should email or write the teacher a note with a forward to the vice principal of the incident.
3. If the situation is not resolved the child should report the 2nd incident to the vice principal and the parent. The parent should follow up with a email or letter to the vice principal, the child's teachers, the principal and the school counselor. In this way every relevant person at the school has been contacted and is aware of the situation. Make a note that on any following incident the superintendent's office will be notified in writing. Do all of this even if the school asks you in for a meeting.
4. If another situation occurs address your letter or email to all of the above and the school board. Inform them that from this point on you will notify the police not only that your child is being assaulted but that adults that are supposed to take care of your child are failing to protect your child. Specifically mention the anti bullying law that is in effect and that you are going to hold the district and the individuals responsible for your child's safety responsible for any further incidents.
5. At this point you may have to hire a lawyer to represent you or you may find one that will simply help you. During all of this you need to be prepared to find out that perhaps your child is not so innocent and that he or she may be starting some of the situations in which your child is being bullied. Regardless if you hire a lawyer or not if you get the police involved the school will take notice and action. More than likely the school will try to solve the problem early on as most adults in school really do care for children and you may think nothing is happening when some pretty intense intervention may be going on with these bullies who just happen to be in bad situations themselves.
Of course if you do not like this plan make up your own but include lots of written documentation with proof you are communicating with the school.
Good ideals, excellent in fact, but what happens in the mean time if your child takes their life? I mean if a child wants to take their life they will find away, Like I said I am a parent of a teen and I have guns in my home, they are locked up of course, and she would never touch them and knows better and has no ideal were there at, and never could get to them, I have certain drugs in my home, I'm sure could harm a person, of course She has no assess to them , I keep them locked up to,but, a child will find away, in fact they can get it from a friend, We as parents have to immedially get together and do something about all of this now!
concerned mom

Eddyville, KY

#40 Apr 19, 2012
Golden girls wrote:
My child came home and broke some silence about some of this. As sad as it is that someone died, he was not the only victim here. Evidently he did some bullying himself. It can't hurt to raise awareness about such stuff but the talks should begin with us, as parents!! Most children learn it at home or else are bullied at home then take it out on others away from home. Society has got to stop blaming everything on the school alone. If what I was told is true about this situation, it was an immature break up that was not 1 sided.
I heard this as well but, I believe it had to be much more than just a break up,I think it must have been the bulling, the breakup and some other issues as well, he probably had alot bottled up inside hi and felt nowhere to go, but that's the thing, he should have felt someone, or should have been able to go somewhere and got help, that's the point I'm trying to make, our kids need to feel like they have someone to help them! If not your parents, someone they can trust, and we as adults need to grow up and start acting like adults, so these children will feel trustworthy to be able to come to us!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Madisonville Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Ashley Marks 1 hr Blue beauty 6
Erica Johnson 1 hr Dave 3
Why don't some people tip at Sonic? (Aug '11) 2 hr carry cash 355
add a word drop a word (Jan '12) 2 hr FoLLoW aLoNg 416
Cheating rumors 2 hr Scrubs 18
Pastor John Price (Dec '09) 2 hr IWasThere 290
Drop A Word/Add A Word (Jun '11) 3 hr FoLLoW aLoNg 4,969
Madisonville Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Madisonville People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 12:31 pm PST

NBC Sports12:31PM
Source: Browns interview former Rams coach Mike Martz
NBC Sports 3:14 AM
Rams won't get chance to interview Rob Chudzinski or Alex Van Pelt
Bleacher Report 6:15 PM
Why the St. Louis Rams Must Draft Dorial Green-Beckham
NBC Sports 8:37 AM
Nathaniel Hackett interviewing for Rams offensive coordinator on Thursday
Yahoo! Sports 8:12 AM
The lure of LA for the NFL - mirage or 'must do'?