I have just read the letter from ‘Concerned Mom’ re bullying in our schools (Take bullying seriously, The Village NEWS, 15 May 2019). My daughter had to take her son out of a local primary school due to bullying.
His behind was black and purple from being pinched and given ‘wedgies’. He was also tormented by name calling and the bullies would steal his lunch. He went through hell and often had nightmares. He was afraid to go to school every day.
My grandson is now in another school where he is excelling in both sport and academics. Every time we drive past his old school he says he has only bad memories from his time there. This is so cruel and yet nothing was done – the bullies were simply told to apologise. Why does this school allow their learners to get away with such unacceptable behaviour?