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Bullies Should Not Be Treated Like Students With Incorrect Uniform

Another shocking bullying incident, another tame response:

A Florida school district is looking into an incident in which 13-year-old Melanie Conn was bound in plastic wrap by two of her peers while waiting for the school bus.

Mother Holley Angerson-Conn tells WKMG that the two boys surrounded the middle school girl at the Ormond Beach bus stop, wrapping her 10-15 times to cover her from the waist to over the chin, nearly enveloping her nose and mouth.

“This is not a joke,” Conn said. “This could have become very serious if they would have had a little bit more and nobody was able to get it off of her.”

Conn says the bus attendant was aware of an alleged threat from the boys a few days earlier, but did nothing stop it. Volusia County Schools spokesperson Nancy Wait told the station that the district “takes every reported incident of bullying seriously, fully investigates them and, if substantiated, takes disciplinary action.”

The boys have been suspended, and one of the mothers says she doesn’t understand why her son did what he did, himself being victim to years of bullying.

Suspensions are an unsatisfactory consequence. Kids are suspended for wearing incorrect uniform these days. How will this send the required message?

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One Response to “Bullies Should Not Be Treated Like Students With Incorrect Uniform”

  1. John Tapscott Says:

    What about suspension for truancy? Who has lost the plot?

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