bullying in school
My son just turned 13yrs old in Feb and he is in the 7th grade now. I have always taught my children that fighting only gets you in trouble. My son is 5'8" and 202lbs he knows he will hurt someone if he ever did hit them, I explained that to the school officials at the beginning of this school year and because the children have already tried many times to fight him and he has never hit back they know they can continue. My son has made many many incident reports to the school, he has been sent to the nurses office because a child stabbed him with a pencil twice at different times. and when I was informed by my son about some of the issues I would call and talk to the principal herself and be told she was on it and when i wouldn't hear anything back for weeks at a time and my son still continued to be beat on i would call asking about the incidences and be told they couldn't tell me because of the privacy act. but was reassured by the principal it was taken care of.
Now, my son is hit almost daily, weekly, and reports have been made still. except now my son usually hasn't come home and told me about the abuse,because he thought I had already been called by the principal which I hadn't and if there was a problem she would call me. so I was unaware of all of the recent abuse. until my son stepped on a nail at the neighbors house and the school nurse decided he needed to be seen by a doctor. so i made an appointment but wasn't able to keep it so i rescheduled it due to other parents couldn't get off work to get their children i was watching. the principal and school nurse in return called the doctor and asked for personal information that had nothing to do with neglect,or the school, and when i confronted them, they then threatened me with a hot line call. and I then asked if they wanted to use my phone and told them they had no reason for the threat.
I have documents from doctors office showing there was no neglect and the school nurse refused to except it, I have documents showing that the other kids were hitting and stabbing my son and the principal has just now gotten the time to investigate it months after the incident. But i believe only because I have a meeting with the superintendent this Friday about it all. but I removed my son from school today because yet again yesterday he was hit twice and came home crying so i reported it to the proper authorities myself.
Awaiting for the outcome, everyone I have talked to have told me this is a battle I don't want to be in. they say the school always win, and that they will make my sons educational life there worse. But I refuse to be stepped on like a mat and I informed the sheriff at the school that my son will defend himself while he is at school for now on. A last resort to protect himself and is going to be a sad day for the one starts it. I am out of suggestions, and places to go for answers.