Today is the last day of school for 3 of my kids. 2 of them will be going to a new school and 1 of them will be home schooled.
Yesterday my oldest who is in 4th grade received a death threat. Another child drew a picture and wrote Dead Blake across the top. This came after both my 1st grader and my 4th grader being bullied for the past month.
This morning I took them to school, I didn't want to, I wanted to keep them home but I knew that the transfer to a different school would be easier if they didn't miss too many days. This morning I walked into the office and asked for 3 withdrawal forms. This morning I filled them out right there. This morning I had a talk with the Assistant Principal (again). After all of that. I went to each of my kids and told them TODAY is the last day they will be at this school. They both cried, they both know the reasons, but they both so wanted this school to be a good experience for them. So much so that they are willing to disregard all the horrible things that have happened to them.
Today I went to the new school to start the transfer process. Today I saw a wonderful school that cares about each child within the school. This is the school that my children can go to without being called names, without being bullied, and without me having to worry about them.
I have called the School District about this incident. My children may be done with the school, but I am not. Something needs to change for that school. I pray that the next child to get bullied in that school will never come. I pray that the School District steps up and the few kids get removed from the school.
I just want every parent to take your children seriously and listen to them. Bullying is a horrible thing to have happen. It is up to us Parents to look out for our children and never stop until something is done. Always remember that even being called can and does HURT.