Bullying In Schools Continues In Tulsa

Do you remember watching those movies as a child where someone would be walking through school with their head down? They were clearly portraying a bullied child…

Then, as they approached a group of students who appeared bigger and meaner, they would have their books knocked out of their hands or be pushed down to the ground.

We see bullying portrayed everywhere – on television, on the Internet, in skits… But, the reality of it is, this is really happening in our schools today. And, in schools in Tulsa, it is no different. Some Tulsa parents even believe that the administration isn’t doing enough to stop it…

One mother, who said her son is being bullied at Sequoyah Elementary told FOX23 that her son was recently stabbed in the stomach and shoulder with a pencil while he was in class. The mother noted that as a result of the stabbing, the students who stabbed her son only received two days of in-school suspension. Furthermore, the mother said one of those days the students just spent in a pre-K class.

But, the story just gets worse…

The mother also reported that the next day a friend of one of the students accused of stabbing her son jumped her son and she also said the school district never even notified her of the incident.

The mother of the student being bullied continued on to say that her son has been a victim of this bullying since he was in the second grade and he is now in the fifth grade.

For parents of bullied students, some might find themselves wondering when this ongoing issue will end…

But, one thing that should also be considered is what this can lead to. Of course, bullying can lead to depression and other illnesses, but it can also lead some individuals to drink or do drugs. And, this can happen on both ends – the bully who now feels bad or the one who is bullied just looking to drown their pain.

So, of course, while you can’t put your child in bubble wrap and ensure nothing will ever happen to them and they will never drink or do drugs, you can discuss it with them. One of the best ways to help your child avoid addiction is to be open about it.

Talk to them about the dangers of drugs and alcohol and ask that they be open with you if they feel an issue with either or both of these might be arising. Seek help if needed.

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