Take bullying seriously

DEAR EDITOR:

Recently my son got punched in the face at school. He is 7 years old and attends Austintown Elementary School.

I was shocked when the nurse called me. She informed me, “The principal is involved and taking care of the situation.” That eased my mind until my child came home from school. I asked him what happened, and to my surprise, he told me that the other child is mean to the other children every day at recess, and that my son’s teacher told him not to complain to her.

Also, the child was still allowed to stay at school and was not made to leave. I was sure that every state in the US has a zero-bullying policy. But when I went to the school and spoke with the principal, he informed me, “We do no discipline a student for ONE incident.” And they could not discuss what actions they took.

I think a child getting punched in the face warrants disciplinary action!

I want to bring this issue to the light. My son will not start out his career being bullied. With everything in the news, I’m flabbergasted at their reactions.

Clearly, bullying still is not being taken seriously.

SARAH DAVIS

Austintown

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