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Madeline2535 OP t1_jdemzgt wrote

I hate my school


RunninOnMT t1_jdf3uxf wrote

It seems like it'll never end but it will eventually. Sucks to say "just have to tough it out" but you'll make make it. I too hated school.


Madeline2535 OP t1_jdf6zk4 wrote

There’s a lot of kids that try starting fights here


maciver6969 t1_jdfn7p8 wrote

I hate to say it, but some bullies only learn when you stand up and knock the shit out of them. Consider it a public service, just next time you do it make sure the action is worth the consequences. If you are gonna be suspended damn sure make those shots count.


ricottapie t1_jdfh3rx wrote

Were you given a chance to tell your side of the story? You said your teacher only saw what you did, so I was wondering if the principal gave you a chance to explain that this wasn't some random attack.


Madeline2535 OP t1_jdfkn15 wrote

I told my principal what happened, but they still decided that I was wrong


ricottapie t1_jdfs62k wrote

Oof. Well, they do have a legal obligation to protect themselves and their students. They can't ignore someone getting a split lip in their care.

I empathize with you, though. I've been in your position (not the physical fight part), and it can be hard to know how to react in the moment. I hope you're never again in a situation where you feel like you have no other choice but to fight back.


maciver6969 t1_jdfnivc wrote

Doesnt matter in todays schools where standing up for yourself is always wrong. Doesnt matter if there is REPEATED documented proof they are targeting you I went thru it with my son - special need autistic kid picked on daily and nothing. BUT as soon as he stands up and knocks a pos on thier ass, he is the "problem".


ricottapie t1_jdfsv8a wrote

I know. I've been through it myself. Zero tolerance policies are garbage. I'm sorry your son keeps getting labelled. They really should be able to do more for him, and it's frustrating, especially when you do everything you're supposed to, like keeping documentation. I don't know what the solution is. :(


maciver6969 t1_jdge93v wrote

I went the other way, I got an appointment to speak with the local media and they had a chat with the ISD on why special needs children were ok to target i their schools. Then I had a "personal" conversation with the Principle after a local football game. Real polite, real close, and very much invading his space. I simply said, I have ZERO issues with my child being suspended, but I will be very unhappy if the bully gets away with no punishment and showed him the dozens of videos of the little shit fucking with him. If you want zero tolerance then you best enforce it equally. Any time after that when ANYTHING happened with my child he would call me immediately.

As a parent we are willing to pay the price it takes to make sure our kids get a fair shake. Even if it means acting like an asshole to force the people who are supposed to be looking out for them to do their jobs.


Southern_Celebration t1_jdm6dtw wrote

Well done, I wish more parents acted this way. School officials have a duty towards the children, but often they only think of their own comfort.