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Spencer, Mass., Mom Defends Bullying Son; Wants Principal Fired

There are 5 comments on the Associated Content story from Apr 17, 2010, titled Spencer, Mass., Mom Defends Bullying Son; Wants Principal Fired. In it, Associated Content reports that:

The Massachusetts Senate approved an anti-bullying bill in March. This bill was long overdue and after the January suicide of Phoebe Prince , which generated urgent attention to the magnitude of the bullying issue, it met with unanimous approval.

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Michael Paieda

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#1 Apr 17, 2010
I have been teaching 4th and 5th grade students for 22 years. Bullying is a big problem. The parent of the bully in the Ware middle school wants the teachers disciplined for allowing other students to tease her child. What kind of discipline is being suggested for the parent who raised a child who would prey on others? Check the research. Children who are bullies tend to continue this behavior as adults. Who is really at fault here? We have strayed far from our values of hard work, discipline, and personal responsibility.
debby

Fort Worth, TX

#2 Apr 17, 2010
what i would do is have the bully sent to a psych. md to evaluate him/her, to have record. schools should have one on grounds (psych pro) to protect the weker from these illbred animals and if they continue their abuse they should be locked up at at a state facility for a time, until deemed fit for society.
mich

Worcester, MA

#3 Apr 17, 2010
Sorry, but I know all parties involved in this incident (principal, super, mom and son) and know for a fact that the principal was off her rocker to pull a stunt like this. This is akin to your boss asking all your coworkers who they think is the biggest producer of office waste. Some how or other, your name hits the top of the list - maybe you cleaned your desk and threw away a whole stack of paper, maybe someone just likes your cubical and whants to get you in trouble - either way, boss sees your name and fires you. Doesn't question you, doesn't question those that volunteered your name "why", doesn't investigate anything. You're jsut fired.

Yeah, I'm sure you'd be okay with that.

Since: Dec 09

United States

#4 Apr 19, 2010
mich wrote:
Sorry, but I know all parties involved in this incident (principal, super, mom and son) and know for a fact that the principal was off her rocker to pull a stunt like this. This is akin to your boss asking all your coworkers who they think is the biggest producer of office waste. Some how or other, your name hits the top of the list - maybe you cleaned your desk and threw away a whole stack of paper, maybe someone just likes your cubical and whants to get you in trouble - either way, boss sees your name and fires you. Doesn't question you, doesn't question those that volunteered your name "why", doesn't investigate anything. You're jsut fired.
Yeah, I'm sure you'd be okay with that.
After watching the CNN interview with the mother (Danielle Gebo), it appears to me that mom "is off her rocker" NOT the principal. I certainly hope the community rallies around the school principal.

Since: Dec 09

United States

#5 Apr 19, 2010
I read in a newspaper article that Danielle Gebo said she is disappointed that other parents aren’t speaking out on behalf of their children. She said an anti-bullying program was held at the school earlier this year and that should have been sufficient, because students were provided with information about what to do if they feel they’re being bullied.
Hello! I bet the reason the other parents are not speaking out is because they are embarrased that their children are BULLIES! It's not rocket science!

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