Thursday, April 24, 2008

School Bus Trouble

When LittleMan got off the school bus yesterday, he was crying.

He and two other boys were rough housing. One little boy had poked him in the eye, one had punched him in the back. The one that punched him in the back, apologized.

We've taught LittleMan not to fight back, but to go to an adult. His regular bus driver was out and there was a sub driver. {Of course there was a sub, NO WAY with the regular driver they would be allowed to rough house anyway.}

When he told her that this little boy had poked him in the eye, she said to him,

"If you don't sit down and be quiet, I'm going to poke you in the eye."


And then the whole bus laughed at him.

I took LittleMan to school this morning. I went in to speak with the Principal, who wasn't there today. So I spoke with the Vice Principal.

I want LittleMan to know that just because this one adult, wasn't there for him, it didn't mean anything. Mommy is here for him and will get action.

What good is it for him to go to an authority figure for help, if they act as juvenile as 6 and 7 year olds?

The VP said she is going to get to the bottom of it.


random_mommy said...

I'm so sorry this happened to poor LM. Some adults are so stupid and have no idea the effect they have on children, especially when the kid is doing the right thing!

Make her apologize to LM!!! I would want her stupid ass on that bus, apologizing to every kid on there.

Vicki said...

Definately Dont let this go! If you dont hear back from the VP go back to the school. It doesnt matter if she is a Sub, she is still supposed to protect these kids. And if you dont get the desired results, Just let me know Ill take care of it. JK (or am I?)

Niña said...

It's indeed an irresponsible act on the part of the driver.

Bullying if left unresolved might cause irreparable damage to children.

I hope the proper authorities did their part in this matter so that things like this won't be repeated again.