Thursday, September 20, 2012

OKC mother keeping her bullied daughter out of school

"A concerned mother of a seventh-grade student at Rogers Middle School is ready to keep her daughter out of school for weeks to keep her safe," Ed Doney reports for KFOR. "Claudia Morrison said Tuesday she’s even willing to give up guardianship to a relative, just so her daughter can go to a school in a different district." (Yes, there's a black market in school choice.)
[Morrison] said her daughter was beaten up twice on Sept. 5 by the same girl on the Rogers Middle School grounds.

“She can’t concentrate,” Morrison said. “She can’t focus on her school work. She’s terrified to go back.”

Her daughter described one of the attacks.

“She kicked me, punched me, stomped on me, all in my face, pulled my hair out,” she said.

Morrison said she’s getting no answers from school officials on any punishment or what they’re doing to keep her daughter safe in the future.

Morrison said the female student who attacked her daughter has posted videos of previous fights on Facebook and bragged online about hurting her daughter.

As I never tire of repeating, bullied students deserve a ticket to safety.

No comments: