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My son is in 3rd grade at a Catholic school. He has been severly bullied for about 2 months. He has been told by the bully that he will kill him and us (his parents). He has been very graphic in his words. After 2 months, the administration finally moved him to the other class, but it is putting the other children in harms way. I have sopke to every 3rd grade parent and I have learned about 2 choking incidents and he has bullied many, many other children. We have written a letter to the superintendent but she said to leave it in the hands of the administration. My son is 3rd generation at this school and we do not want to leave. Should we file a police report? Sheould we seek leagal counsel? Thanks for your time, Memphis, TN




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My son is in 3rd grade at a Catholic school. He has been severly bullied for about 2 months. He has been told by the bully that he will kill him and us (his parents). He has been very graphic in his words. After 2 months, the administration finally moved him to the other class, but it is putting the other children in harms way. I have sopke to every 3rd grade parent and I have learned about 2 choking incidents and he has bullied many, many other children. We have written a letter to the superintendent but she said to leave it in the hands of the administration. My son is 3rd generation at this school and we do not want to leave. Should we file a police report? Sheould we seek leagal counsel? Thanks for your time, Memphis, TN


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4804108516 writes:
YES BECAUSE IF YOUR SON IS GETING BULLIED YOU DONT WANT HIM TO GO IN HARMS WAY
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cjdciancan writes:
First of all, so sorry of these incidents. I recommend that you and other parents document every incident and email every incident to the principle & superintendent. (verbal report is not sufficient). They should be held accountable to resolve these issues if it is "in their hands". This is a serious issue. Verbal, emotional, and physical abuse should not be tolerated. Teachers, social workers, lunch monitors should all be educated in this regard also. You have a right to seek legal counsel if the administration is not moving appropriately. Sometimes a simple letter from your attorney could put words (i.e in the administrator's hand) into appropriate action. I wish all of you well in this situation. Here are some links among many good resources to aid in your resolution to this problem. http://stopbullyingnow.com/ http://stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/adults/default.aspx
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aasthamatto writes:
I think you should again talk to his principal if she can arrange Counselor for that kid and talk to kids parents if possible.
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Chaasad writes:
I think that you should contact the police and hotline the school. Sometimes when the proper authorities are contacted it makes the school move quicker.
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mother mary writes:
CONTACT THE POLICE so you have a documented complaint -that is very scary!!! the school doesnt want want any BAD PRESS. and that is a real and direct threat that needs immediate attention form the police and Yes I would also contact a lawyer so you have documentaion and I would get a restraining order- for a child to use the would KILL is VERY disturbing!!!
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