Mom Goes Viral After Defending Her Son For B.e.a.t.i.n.g Up His B.u.l.l.y

‘My son got suspended 5 days for beating up his bully. As a parent, I’m supposed to be upset with him. Not even a little.’: Mom shares plea for change after son is continuously bullied

We can all agree that bullying has absolutely no place in the world. From a young age we’re taught that the practise is wrong, and that to intimidate and take advantage of others is despicable.

And yet, somehow, it endures. In schools all across the world, bullies exist, those children who have yet to be taught – or yet to accept – that they shouldn’t be making the lives of other kids a misery.

Mom Allison Davis knows this. As per her blog for Love What Matters, her son Drew was being bullied for years without his school taking the necessary measures to make it stop.

The mother recently took to Facebook to share support of her son, who has been suspended for five days from school.

“Five days of OSS for beating up the kid that has been tormenting and bullying him since middle school.

I know as a parent I’m suppose to be upset with him for resorting to violence or getting suspended, but I’m not. Not even a little bit.

For years the school has failed Drew.

When this kid has constantly threatened to beat Drew up along with several of his friends, the school did nothing.

When this kid followed Drew down the hall threatening him and making fun of him AND it was all captured on video, the school did nothing.

When other kids told teachers and administrators that this kid was threatening Drew, the school did nothing.

When this kid took to social media, voicemails, and texting threats, the school did nothing.

When this kid threatened Drew over and over in every class they have together. The school did nothing.

Not once has the school ever punished the kid that has threatened and bullied Drew over and over. In middle school Drew was afraid to walk down the halls because a swarm of this kid and his minions would make fun of and threaten Drew. He quit talking to the adults about it because they never disciplined the bully and it just made the situation worse.

I sent the school a lengthy email at the beginning of the year begging them to do something because Drew refused to talk to adults at school about it because he knew it would do him no good. Drew had four classes with this kid and he would not leave Drew alone. Their solution and response was to have him and his bully sign a no contact contract.

Seriously?

I’m pretty sure I rolled my eyes. And, like Drew I gave up on trying to get the school to actually do something that would stop this kid from bullying Drew.

So…

When this kid threatened Drew (while on the bus) and then moved on to making fun of his Dad and then threatening Jackson, his 11-year-old brother, Drew decided that he would quit relying on the school and the adults who are suppose to protect him and HE would do something. Three punches and his bully screamed like a baby, his minion friends shut up, and this morning the bully wouldn’t even look at him.”

Allison’s post exploded on Facebook because it’s a new take on such a pertinent issue for parents everywhere. It garnered 225,000 reactions, 132,000 shares, and hundreds of comments that have contributed many different opinions to the conversation. “I don’t agree with violence,” one commenter wrote, “but when no one helps you you gotta do what you gotta do to stop a bully… Shame on the school system for not doing something.”

The vast majority of comments were totally supportive of Drew standing up for himself. Many shared similar stories of their children standing up to bullies and then being the ones to actually get punished.

While it wasn’t ideal that Drew beat up another kid, hopefully this incident will result in conversations between Allison and the school that will lead to them actually taking action against this bully and others. School should be a safe space for all, and while it’s unfortunate that bullies exist, schools need to recognize the seriousness of these situations and protect their students.

What do you think of Davis backing up her son?

Regardless of whether or not you think she is condoning violence, it is nice to see a parent show support for their teen online during a turbulent time.

Source: facebook.com, diply.com,en.stories.newsner.com
 

 

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