Thursday, May 3, 2012
Create a Bully Free World Day - May 3rd
Just 2 weeks ago, I pulled my daughter out of high school due to bullying again. She was at the brink of having a breakdown and she was in the bathroom calling my husband to come pick her up. (I was at a doctor appt) I mentioned to the doctor (I was at her psychiatrists office with her brother) about what was happening with Maurra and he said to bring her in right away. So I went to the school to pick her up. When I got into the office, I saw Maurra sitting in a chair crying looking completely distraught. I was told by the attendance worker that I needed to speak with the Assistant Principal first, so I go into his office and realize as I'm being bombarded by people that they are going to gang up on me for protecting my daughter. There was the Asst. Principal, the district nurse, my daughters special education case manager and the gym teacher. (not sure why he was there) Then the next thing out of the Asst. Principals mouth was "Maurra is manipulating you, she's just wanting to go home, there's nothing wrong with her, but I can't legally stop you from taking her out of school either." I had to bite my tongue because I was going to lose it with him. I just kept focusing on keeping my cool. I told him that I was going to take her to her emergency doctor appointment and that next year she would be doing the virtual academy. He said that the district would not pay for it and I said "yes, you will, because my tax dollars go to whatever district is educating my daughter!" He didn't like that I knew that. He has been bullying my daughter for months and she just couldn't take it anymore.
When we got to the doctors office, I was told that she was decompressing and that if she were to remain in that school, she would surly end up being admitted to the psychiatric hospital for another breakdown. (she had one last year in August) He told me to pull her out of school immediately and home school her, so I did as I was told. She has been through hell and back with every school she has been in, I refuse to allow this to continue.
So she is set up for the virtual academy for this fall and is excited about doing it. She is also glad that she's not getting hit every day by a certain girl who used to hit her constantly, every time she would see her she would get smacked. No one ever did anything about it. No one EVER did anything about any of the torment my daughter has suffered, it's time that I do something about it, and I did! I'm not going to allow my daughter to be a statistic. I will protect her with every cell in my body.
Unfortunately, this goes on way too often and children are taking their own lives to escape from it. Something has to be done about this. There should be harsher rules and harsher punishments for those who are the bullies. The time for it to end is NOW. I don't want another child to ever go through the garbage my daughter has gone through. Enough is enough!
Until next time....