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My son was suspended for five days for assaulting his bully. I am meant to be angry with him as a parent. Not even a smidgeon. After her son is bullied regularly, his mother makes a plea for change.

I know I should be angry with him for turning to violence or being suspended as a father, but I am not.

Not even a smidgeon.

Drew has been failing at school for years.

The school did nothing when a youngster threatened to beat up Drew and many of his pals regularly.

The school did nothing when this boy followed Drew down the hall, threatening him and making fun of him, and it was all captured on film.

Courtesy of Alison Davis

Drew was frightened to walk down the corridors in middle school because a swarm of this boy and his henchmen would mock and threaten him.

He stopped talking to the elders because the bully was never punished, and it only made things worse.

Drew refused to talk to anyone at school about it since he knew it would do him no good, so I sent the school a lengthy email urging them to do something at the start of the year.

Courtesy of Alison Davis

Drew had this boy in four classes, and he would not leave Drew alone.

They came up with the idea of having him and his bully sign a “no contact” pact.

Seriously?

I’m relatively sure I rolled my eyes.

And, like Drew, I gave up attempting to persuade the school to take action to prevent this guy from bullying Drew.

So, Drew chose to stop depending on the school and the officials who are supposed to protect him when this boy threatened Drew (while on the bus) and then made fun of his father and threatened Jackson, his 11-year-old sibling.

He decided to take action.

His bully sobbed like a baby after three hits, his minions stopped talking, and the bully wouldn’t even look at him this morning.

The issue has been resolved.

I know I should be angry with him for turning to violence or being suspended as a father, but I’m not.

“Not even a smidgeon.”

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