Here are some nominations for "The Bullies Rule the
Below: Examples of schools
that are unworthy, thus worthy of being recognized because they ignore bullies,
bullying and the bullied.
Nominating an Idaho Middle School - ID
"I'm in 6th grade and too scared to say the exact middle
school, because it's still going on. I have ADHD and have some bad
days, but I do try. Kids pick on me, lightly kick my back,etc.
After I lose it and say/do something I regret, I'm the only one who gets
in trouble! I beg the teachers to believe me, but they don't care.
They punish only me and paint me to be a bad kid, which I'm NOT.
I went from meeting many people in homeschool to having away every social
situation taken from me in school. Teachers tell me it's because
I'm too big a distraction. I've become depressed and sometimes want
to kill myself. I don't know how much longer I can take this."
Nominating Lake Asbury Junior High, Middleburg - FL
My nephew has had his lunch stolen, bullies have gone
through his book bag taking things out and while walking home from school
a boy who was not suppose to be getting off at my nephew bus stop got off
at his stop and broke another kids mail box and told the kids you didn't
see anything, or else. Of course trying to do THE RIGHT THING my
nephew came home and told. We called the parents of the boy who's
mail box was broken and told him what happened. Later, the bully
sent two other boys to my home to ask my nephew if he wanted to come out.
He went out and the bully was waiting for him in the street. ...We
went to talk to VP on Tuesday. He said he would bring boy in off
the and handle it. But, after my Nephew was assaulted again, the
same VP said, "Oh well unless enough people are willing to say they saw
him do it then there is nothing that can be done about it".
I asked to talk to principal and was told that the boy was going to be
suspended from the bus and then come to find out he wasn't. When
we called him to find out why nothing happened he said that the boy was
punished but can't comment on what the punishment was, which was nothing,
since the bully was still on the bus. I hear this bully is carrying
a knife. These kids are scared of him and the school is saying that
until there is a serious injury then there is nothing that's going to be
done about it.
Nominating School Doctors Inlet Elementary - FL
A boy that goes to that school walks pass my home everyday
and harasses and threatens a younger girl. I ran out of my
house yelling for him to back up. Then the girl went home.
Yesterday, that same boy attacked the same younger girl and three of her
girlfriends. I went to The Doctors Inlet Elem and talked to the VP.
They told me that they can't make that boy listen at school much less off
school grounds, so I asked if they could hold him back 10 to 15 min's so
the girls had a running chance to get home and she said yes. When
I saw the girls today, they were told that the boy was going to be let
out of school at the same time as they were...
Nominating TOK School, Alaska
My name is Caleb and i am a victim of bulling at tok
School, alaska. I have been picked on, called names and physicaly
hurt because of bullies. At school they push me around and try to
pick fights with me. Now the bullies continue this even after school
and think they can get away with it. Just today a boy stopped me
on the road by a friends house. He pushed me around and hit me in
the lower back while i tried to walk away. I fell and got back up
and walked away again. this time he put me in a choke hold, thew me to
the ground, and hit me in the back again before walking off laughing.
That is why our school be should be nominated for the "Bullies rule the
school award". Thank you sincerely, Caleb
Nominating - Errick Road School - Niagara Wheatfield
School District - North Tonawanda, NY
I nominate Errick Road School for several reasons.
First of all, they were made aware of a kindergartner in my son's class
who was planning an attack on his neighbor and fellow student which involved
metal handcuffs and violence. I know this because my son was
brave enough to tell us. I bet the intended victim's family was never made
aware of this. This boy not only devised a full plan but coaxed 3 other
boys to participate. The teacher took it seriously, but the parent,
Principal and Superintendent did not. The Superintendent called it
"child's play". The same student was also found to be physically,
verbally, and psychologically abusing my son for about 4 months.
The bully fully admitted to it and has no remorse. When we reported it
to the Principal, she promised my son he would be safe from now on, and
that very day he was threatened again! When we questioned how this
happened, "I didn't get around to addressing it yet." was the response.
The Superintendent said the "bully" doesn't have the problem, my son does!
...This school breeds bullies, even my son recognizes it at age 6.
How do we expect our children to do the right thing by telling adults when
something is wrong if they are continually shut down by the adults in charge.
...What happened to a safe learning environment?
Nominating - Richmond Middle School - Richmond MO
My son is 13 years old and has been a victim of bullying
and the school did NOT step in. My son is the size of most 6th graders,
so being in the 8th grade makes him an easy target, I went to his school
for a parent teachers conference to discuss why his grades have suddenly
begun to drop, at the meeting the teacher had informed me that my
son had been concerned with bullying and was afraid to go to the 9th grade.
He had shared with her that he had been picked up in the bathroom by 2
other students and they shoved his head in the urinals and then flushed
the toilet on his head. They punch him daily in the halls multiple times,
knock his books from his hands and pick him up sometimes and will not let
him go. These incidents have went on for months and I have just recently
found out about it by mistake ... the teacher never reported the incident
to her superiors. I filed charges with the resource officer and the principal
suspended one of the students for 3 days.. and nothing else has been done
to the other child, because he denies the claim. I don't understand why
the school and the teachers are not responsible for a safe environment
for my son. K. D.
I nominate Hunter Elementary School, Franklin Ohio,
where the principal is quoted in a recorded conversation to a bullied child,
“I try to explain to him, you were bullied. I can’t fix that, but I’m stopping
it now. I told him we were watching him (the bully), that I
knew what he was doing. I knew he was picking on the other kids to
try and get them in trouble. I told him I was going to stop all bullying
at Hunter Elementary and that he was going to stop or I was going to take
further action.” W. D.
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Nominating - Burrowes Elementary School - Lancaster
I nominate Burrowes Elemantary because my granddaughter
who is nine has been bullied for the past three years and it is escalating
into violence. The bullies are not being punished but my granddaughter
is. She is the one who has to stay in at recess and gets yelled at
if she leaves the teachers side. They even put her in the ISS (in
school suspension) room for recess while the bullies are outside playing.
She gets punched, locked in closets, pushed into walls and numerous other
things. The school does not seem to know how to handle it and at
this point we are in fear for my granddaughters life. Bonnie
Nominating - St. Elizabeth Seton Academy - Central
My son is in the 6th grade. This year a new principal
was hired. Early this year my son, who is a special needs student,
was kicked and pushed by one of these new students into a busy street.
The principal witnessed the entire event. He gave this child 1 day
of in-house suspension. ...That student was recently expelled for hitting
a teacher. There have been other incidents where my son was verbally and
physically abused but the principal gave me a story on each occasion claiming
that my child, who suffers from inattentive hyperactivity, was annoying
to the other student, causing the other students to punch, push, trip down
flights of stairs, tease and torment him. Punishment was given to
my child - he was "involved" in a punching incident ...Yes he stood there
and got hit. The last straw was when 4 students were brought to the
Principal by a teacher who stated my son was tormented and teased so badly
he was crying and shaking. He gave them a essay to write as a punishment.
That afternoon they laughed in front of the other students claiming they
had the Principal in there back pocket. ...It had to be heartwrenching
for my child to conclude his pain and suffering had only been worth a writing
assignment. I am transferring him as we speak to a better school.
...Sometimes bullies grow to be Principals. Coryann
Nominating - Saugerties High School - NY
A girl took advantage of our friendship and she and another
person broke into my locker and stole my cell phone. When I reported this
to the principal they made it seem like I was the one who misplaced the
cell phone. The resource officer who has since left, investigated
a little but nothing happened. In early December, my mother received
a phone call from a girl who found my cell phone and realized it was mine.
She told us who the two girls were that stole it. The Ulster County
Sheriff's Department was called in to investigate further... ...We
decided to see how the school would handle it. Unfortunately, the
school refused to do anything about it. ...Come to find out
that one girl's mother worked for the FBI as a secretary and the others
worked at the Sheriff's Department, they demanded for the sheriff drop
the case or face repercussions. ...Think it ended there? Nope.
...The biggest bullies at my school in New York State would have to be
the administration, principals and superintendent, who laughed in my and
my parent's face whenever we reported something. One day Saugerties,
Ny will probably be known as the next Columbine. TM
Nominating - Jefferson County School District
My son has been the victim of bullying by one particular
student since the fourth grade. We notified the school principal
at that time and nothing was done. Bullying continued... pushing
our son into the wall, calling him names, tripping him, knocking his books
and school supplies to the floor. We have injury reports... We met
several times with the school principal, teacher, and assistant superintendant.
We notified the superintendant and the school board but to no avail.
No obvious disciplinary action was taken ...we removed our son from the
public schools and sent him to private school. ...The bully has continued
to harass and inflict injury... West Virginia has a zero-tolerance policy
on bullying, but this school district does not have the guts to take action
against bullies. Our son is now in seventh grade and has returned
to the public school system. Immediately, the bullying from the same
student continued... The school district refuses to take action and the
middle school he attends even named this bully as "Student of the Week."
...we are forced to take our case to the state department of education,
the attorney general, and/or seek private legal action against the district.
Nominated - The Public Schools of Fairless Hills -
Reason - "My son, has Cerebral Palsy, ADHD and heart
disease. He has been bitten, scratched, slammed into trash cans or walls,
harassed, and was hog tied with a jump rope. After the bullies tied
up his legs and feet, they wrapped it around his neck. The school
NEVER notified me. I only found out because my son said his neck
hurt. The school did nothing. The principal told me it was
a "privacy issue" and she could not tell me if and what the disciplinary
action was toward the other children involved. She has ignored me
and has blown off meetings I have tried to have about all of the bullying.
When she was finally confronted face to face, she told me my son started
Nominated - Third Avenue Elementary - PA
Reason - "For 2 years my son was constantly coming home
with bruises and telling me that he was getting beat up at school. When
I went to the school they would blame it all on my son and accuse him of
things that my son would never do, and said they didn't believe my son.
However the parents of the bullies confronted me in stores when the saw
me and told me that their children were bragging about beating up my son.
I told the the school and they still didn't care and that if i didn't like
the way things were should put him in another school. He was not only scared
of going to school but terrified!! I did however put him in another school,
not because Third Ave. elm. wanted me to, but because I felt he would be
safe. I must add that he has absolutely no problems what so ever at his
new school (State Street Elm)." Thank you,
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Nominated - Casey County High School - KY
Girls Take School to Court, Saying It Ignored Bullying
- Lawsuit Alleges Teachers, Administrators Said There Was Nothing They
Could Do, By Durrell Dawson
Nominated - Pleasanton Independent School District
"...As my daughter completes each grade she is discriminated
by: staff, faculty, students, because of race. I have filed numerous
complaints with the Superintendent, Coaches, Instructors, Principals, and
Assistant Principals. On a daily basis my daughter is told by students
in front of other students and teachers to get out you "nigger" you don't
belong in our school (my daughter is bi-racial of both black and Hispanic
descent). I am her mother and I am Hispanic. I have written and spoke to
both the Atascosa County and the Texas State Rep. They in turn told me
that they have no jurisdiction as to stopping the "Bullying" by staff/faculty.
...I refuse to let them stereotype her." S. G.
Nominated - Pattonville Heights Middle School - MO
Reason- "For my entire middle school run I was attending
this school. I was constantly physically harrassed, and verbally teased
in my last two years there. Kids could gang up on each other, sometimes
near the teachers, and nobody would intervene. Violent physical bullying
was known to happen as well. While a rule supposed to combat bullying here
was instigated last year, it was never reinforced. The victims are often
blamed for the bullying towards them." D.
Nominated - Portland Middle and High schools - OR
"I would like to nominate Portland Middle and High schools
for this award (both cause i have been physically touched in both). i am
a heavy student and carry some of the wight in my chest. i have been sexually
assaulted in both schools through the years and every time we would have
meetings they would do what they said they would do for about a week then
taper off. it eventually got to the point i couldn't go to school. But
the point remains this schools does not seem to care what happens and have
an excuse for absolutely everything." Julie
Nominated - Russell Sage JHS 190 Queens - NY
"My son is a little dark skined and has been called a
monkey and told that he should not be in the same planet with them (kids).
My child tried talking with the school social worker about how some kids
in his class kept calling him fat, dirty and ugly. ...When my child complained,
...the school counseler informed me that my son seems to have emotional
problems. ...This made my son depressed. I even took him to another counselor
outside school. When she evaluated him she informed me that he was very
hurt about how the children treated him. When I spoke with the Principal
she told me that he had to deal with it and move on. A few days later
my son gets into a fight and he was given a black eye. Now my son is suspended
for 16 days and the other child got detention. ...This is called "Zero
Tolerance" - the school tolerates at it's own discretion..." A. F.
Nominated - Promenade Elementary School, Corona, CA
"...The school refused to take any action against the
bully of my 10 year old twins. My twins are medically disabled with
a rare brain disorder and over the past year and a half they have been
bullied both physically and verbally. The twins, and I, have consistently
reported the bully's actions, IN WRITING, and in person but the school
has done nothing except to say "they won't do it again" and take recess
away from all of the kids (twins included) because they claimed that my
twins had some responsibility for it. ...One of the twins (who had
4 brain surgeries) is now in private school." D. K.
Nominated - St. Marys Area School District, St Marys
(Middle School) - PA
Reason - "My daughter is in Learning Support and the
incidents started when she was in 7th grade. We didn't even know
she was being bullied but I had seen signs that there could be something
seriously wrong. ...The bully was spreading gossip and calling her
names and said daily would remind her that she had no friends (not true).
The taunting caused her to hate school, her family and worse of all herself.
...I wanted them to remove this girl from my daughter's classes.
They told me that they couldn't and wouldn't. They would remove my
daughter and put her into classes for children under her abilities.
I explained that I felt that my daughter was the one being punished.
They said that situations like these will help her grow and she will be
better in the long run for being bullied. I was outraged. ...Pennsylvaina
needs to do something or we will lose our youth!"