Today my son came home and was quite upset. His friend, a classmate, was punched in the stomach and shoved to the ground by the very same bully who has been bothering my son. The incident occurred today at recess.
Nick and his friend checked to see if their friend was OK and ran over to tell the recess aide what had happened. According to the kids, the bully admitted what had happened, but said it was “an accident.” Were there consequences for this incident –yet ANOTHER bullying incident from this same child? NO. The recess aide told the bully to go play elsewhere, so he left to go play with other kids. There were NO CONSEQUENCES yet again. A child was first knocked to the ground and then punched in the stomach and YET AGAIN, the bully was given that message that this type of behavior is acceptable. TWO CHILDREN told an adult what happened. One child was left crying after being punched. What is it going to take for SOMETHING to be done?
*I will be contacting the child’s parents to make them aware in case he hasn’t told them.
*I will be making the school aware of this incident.
*I will keep you posted.