Local Schools' Bullying Policies - wtvr

Local Schools' Bullying Policies - wtvr

There are 14 comments on the WTVR story from Jun 4, 2010, titled Local Schools' Bullying Policies - wtvr. In it, WTVR reports that:

A growing number of children face school bullies every day. Sean Jackson says he's getting his kids ready for the possibility that they could one day deal with that too.

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voice of experience

Richmond, VA

#1 Jun 5, 2010
henrico only contacts resource officer if principal requests or parent threatens to call police... it is at the discretion of the principal for the most part. they become involved ONLY if a "crime" has taken place. they make no effort to take care of the bullying until it comes to a CRIME point... which is way too late....
Glen Allen

Mechanicsville, VA

#2 Jun 5, 2010
Without a crime taking place, there is nothing the school system or the police can do. The General Assembly must introduce, and pass legislation that clearly identifies bullying, and penalties for those convicted of bullying. One of our elected, and paid, representatives, will have to get off their ass and write the proposed legislation. Until a crime has been committed, the children cannot be helped.
Courtney

Mechanicsville, VA

#3 Jun 5, 2010
My son was bullied a few times this year. He attended a Christian school. I was disappointed in how the administration handled it. They did nothing to the students who hit my son. Not even suspended them. They said my son was being ridiculous for not wanting to come back to school and that he was completely safe. Yet it happened again. Thankfully my son stuck up for himself this time. However, the boy still was not punished. I reminded the school that he didn't feel safe because they did nothing about it at all the first time. They just brushed it off. However, the art teacher took control of it and she let the boys know that bullying will not be tolerated. Sadly, she is leaving the school this year...and so are we!
A Mother In Hanover

Atlanta, GA

#4 Jun 5, 2010
My son goes to Liberty middle School and has been bullied for the past 2 years and it doesnt seen as though nothing has been done about it. Even when the bullying has resulted in my son being injured. They should stick by thier 0 tolerance policies.
not a teahead

Atlanta, GA

#5 Jun 5, 2010
Courtney wrote:
My son was bullied a few times this year. He attended a Christian school. I was disappointed in how the administration handled it. They did nothing to the students who hit my son. Not even suspended them. They said my son was being ridiculous for not wanting to come back to school and that he was completely safe. Yet it happened again. Thankfully my son stuck up for himself this time. However, the boy still was not punished. I reminded the school that he didn't feel safe because they did nothing about it at all the first time. They just brushed it off. However, the art teacher took control of it and she let the boys know that bullying will not be tolerated. Sadly, she is leaving the school this year...and so are we!
Hey, of all places a Christian School. Goes to show'ya private schools have the same problems as public schools. "i don't my kids going to school with those undesirables, thats why i put them in a private school." SOUNDS FAMILIAR!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Feb 10

Richmond, VA

#7 Jun 5, 2010
voice of experience wrote:
henrico only contacts resource officer if principal requests or parent threatens to call police... it is at the discretion of the principal for the most part. they become involved ONLY if a "crime" has taken place. they make no effort to take care of the bullying until it comes to a CRIME point... which is way too late....
Chesterfield is no better. I had to threaten to go to the magistrate with 4 sworn statements from 4 kids who were bullied by a kid at Monacan before the principal took action. The kid was transferred to another school that specialized in “troubled youth” for the rest of the year.

The next year the kid was back, but warned if there were any further problems they would be expelled and charged this time.

Fortunately, that bimbo is no longer a principal. Chesterfield put her in charge of adult education so she couldn’t screw up any more kids.

She wasn’t any more successful with educating adults, but they stood up to her and her continual screw ups.

Since: May 10

Hoschton, GA

#8 Jun 5, 2010
Just teach your kids how to fight, jeeze.

Since: Feb 10

Richmond, VA

#9 Jun 6, 2010
x-ray wrote:
Just teach your kids how to fight, jeeze.
LOL My children all mastered defensive tactics by the time they were 12, but refrained from hurting anyone. They understood that just because you can win a fight does not mean you should start one.

They were also taught "verbal interdiction" techniques and dispute resolution basics. Not all problems have to be resolved by physical violence.
Concerned Father

Chesterfield, VA

#10 Jun 6, 2010
You know it is a sad world when people are actually suggesting, like x-ray is, to teach your kids to fight instead of making the parents responsible for how they raise their children. I have a child that goes to a Richmond city school and has been bullied a couple of times. I have personally been into the school and dealt with the issue. My son is currently working on his brown belt for self defense, but has been told not to use it unless there is no other option. I can tell you one thing, if my child is the instigator of a fight, or bullies someone else. I will guarantee you that he will be having at least a long talk with me and will be punished. If the parents would do their jobs and raise the children they bring into this world, instead of "dumping" them off at a daycare, or leaving them with others they can go out either drinking, clubbing, or doing illegal stuff the world would be better. The problem with society today, is that people play it off that it is okay. You see celebs doing things with their children that any "reasonable" parent would never do, but there are idiots out there that actually do this on a daily basis. Perfect example is the lady that left her children in a hot car to go into social services?? I mean come on!!!! Then a bus driver actually stuck up for her, I would really like to know who that bus driver is and report her...
another hanover mother

Goode, VA

#11 Jun 7, 2010
A Mother In Hanover wrote:
My son goes to Liberty middle School and has been bullied for the past 2 years and it doesnt seen as though nothing has been done about it. Even when the bullying has resulted in my son being injured. They should stick by thier 0 tolerance policies.
My children attend LMS also...they are a joke when it comes to bullying! In fact they make it worse, or totally ignore the situation. We had an incident a few yrs ago when my 6th grade daughter was being bullied by a 9th grade boy. The bus driver did nothing about it. The kid threw something and hit her in the eye and she punched him. The driver had to stop the bus, summoned police because the boy refused to sit down. They were going to kick her off the bus. I was in guidance and there were several incidents of him bullying her and several letters from me to do something about it. I threatened to get a restraining order and have him cited for the curse and abuse law. In the end the kid was suspended and it got worse for my daughter, since he was a fave of the busdriver.
not a teahead

Atlanta, GA

#12 Jun 7, 2010
x-ray wrote:
Just teach your kids how to fight, jeeze.
That attitude only encourages the kids to bring YOUR weapons to school.
Bad parent you are/

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#13 Jun 7, 2010
not a teahead wrote:
<quoted text>
That attitude only encourages the kids to bring YOUR weapons to school.
Bad parent you are/
He said fight, not shoot idiot. You don't know that he even owns a "weapon" nothead.

Kind of like when you spew about trunk sales at gun shows that you have filmed.

Nothing but another nothead spew.
LeeLee

Raleigh, NC

#14 Jun 8, 2010
Communication should be the key in these children's lives. Not every child can wear the best clothes or drive the best cars once they get into high school. My daughter was in the 10th grade in 2002 and drove a 1993 Dodge Shadow, because I was no going to buy a new car for the other kids to damage while in the school parking lot. Besides that you need to earn a newer car not just think that you deserve it. While she was in school the bullies were the ones that had new cars and wore expensive clothes, made fun of kids not so fortunate. Now two of those girls that were bullies are unwed mothers and are not living with the fathers of their kids, living at home with MOM. Go figure. Just my point of view.
Grafton Mom

Yorktown, VA

#15 Jun 9, 2010
another hanover mother wrote:
<quoted text>
My children attend LMS also...they are a joke when it comes to bullying! In fact they make it worse, or totally ignore the situation. We had an incident a few yrs ago when my 6th grade daughter was being bullied by a 9th grade boy. The bus driver did nothing about it. The kid threw something and hit her in the eye and she punched him. The driver had to stop the bus, summoned police because the boy refused to sit down. They were going to kick her off the bus. I was in guidance and there were several incidents of him bullying her and several letters from me to do something about it. I threatened to get a restraining order and have him cited for the curse and abuse law. In the end the kid was suspended and it got worse for my daughter, since he was a fave of the busdriver.
I think you are absolutely right. In light of what happened in our school, the child that has caused alot of havoc with his bullying is still in school knowing I hope forever what he did and caused the lovely family. This same child has bullied my nephew as well. Now my nephew instead is in custody instead of this other child. i am very upset with the way york county has handled the situation, and it isnt over yet. I am going forward and pushing for the teachers and parents to held accountable. Still angry over the situation since my nephews incident was just today. Funny thing only days after the death of the child and days after the anti-bullying assembly. Wow the amazement that parents think their child is so perfect but they encourage this bullying as well.

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