Umbrella

Why do schools become the umbrella of protection for those who bully? I just read a heart breaking story of a 6th grader who is now in a medically induced coma due to a school yard fight with classmates who were bullying him, according to his parents. Due to repeated blows to the face his nose was broke and he fell to the ground, resulting in a concussion. Symptoms progressed further and he began developing seizures at which point the only option was to put him in an induced coma. The person responsible received 2 days suspension. There have been no criminal charges filed. On the streets this would be considered an assault. Is the person responsible being protected because it occurred in school? Are there separate rules? If a child can get suspended for mimicking the song “I’m too sexy” should not the penalty be a bit stronger for someone who has caused physical injury to another? What is it going to take for the adults who make the policies within the school system to get serious and offer protection to these young kids who are continuously being victimized? Change needs to happen and happen quickly. When are the schools going to take the lead? This is down right sickening. My prayers go out to this young boy and his family.
© 2013 Deb Correia
Link to story:
http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/bullying-attack-leaves-11-old-coma-213221930–abc-news-topstories.html

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