FRANKLIN REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
I just watched a very disturbing U-Tube video concerning bullying from 1997 that took place in the Franklin Regional School District. It was broadcast on 20/20 in 1997. How grown men and women, with degrees in education can respond to a bullying situation the way these people did is irresponsible and unforgivable. While society is walking around questioning the increase in school bullying, the people who have the power to control it are ignoring it; even worse, allowing it to go on.
Two girls were bullied so badly that they began fearing for their lives. Verbally and physically brutalized, their parents begged for help all the way to the Superintendent. They were basically pushed out of the school and the bullies were left to rule. I’m not sure how these men live with themselves but I hope and pray that these two young ladies have found peace and happiness in their lives. No child deserves to be treated this way, ever!
How are our children supposed to feel safe when the grown-ups that are supposed to protect them ignore them.
Note to teachers everywhere: NEVER turn your head away when a child comes to you in fear! REACT and REACT immediately. That is the only way we are going to stop this epidemic. Stand up to these mean children before they take another life.
May 1, 2014