- Jun 2019
“Because the bully had no prior record of bullying, and even though there were so many different days and incidents of physical assault, it was treated as a one-time offense, and for a one-time offense you just get a short talk and a call home,”
In order for suspension and expulsion, there must be multiple offense. In this case, there are witnesses and a confession, but that is not enough. Even though there were many different days and incidents of physical assault this is considered a one-time offense? A short talk and a phone call home is the consequences of a death threat and physical assault? Where is the importance of bullying would not be tolerated? Where is the importance of ensuring the victim's safety? This is why this whole system fail to tackle on the issue of bullying. The limit of what the school can do is unjust. How is that resolved? The victim and their family would still feel unsafe, fear, and paranoia.
The physical assault and the death threats were two different felonies, but Amy Simpson said the officer told her they were missing one felony that would allow them to press charges.
Threats are made. I think regardless they should have taken the matter more serious.The juvenile detention center and Slate Canyon youth center regulates the three-felony rule in order to press charges on the offense. Why is two different felonies not enough for pressing charges? Does it have to get worse then a physical assault and death threats?
“He was genuinely afraid that the bully was serious and that it could happen,”
Amy Simpson shared that her son is genuinely scared of the threats. A child who has already dealt with physical assault from his bully and now scared for his life. I can't even imagine the emotions the parent are going through seeing and hearing the fear from their child. As a mother, I would feel anger, sadness, fear, and even more eager to find justice for the fraction of what my child endured. As parents, we all have that defensive nature to protect our children.
- pressing charges
- protect our children
- unfair consequences
- scared child
- Death Threats
- physical assault
- school limited
- be serious