bully @ school

Posted on: Tue, 03/04/2008 - 7:40am
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Hello,

My son has a boy in his room who told him "I am going to shoot you full of peanuts until you blow up".

We informed the school today and they are addressing it.

Then today after lunch the same boy told him peanut butter pointing to a pic that was not peanut butter. Today the teach caught it and again spoke to the child.

The teacher and the director (private school) will be contacting the parents.

Posted on: Tue, 03/04/2008 - 9:07am
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One thing I can't stand is bullying. I hope the parents take it seriously and it can be a learning opportunity. My ds has never been bullied about his allergies but has been bullied about his name. We addressed that and the parents of the child were quite upset, he mailed an apology and asked for my ds's forgiveness. They have been good friend since.
I hope it works out for the best. Kids say stupid things sometimes but he needs to know now how serious this is, it's not just bullying about someones name it's about your child's life. Maybe his class could use a lesson on food allergies.
Linda

Posted on: Tue, 03/04/2008 - 9:22am
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niche - i am SO sorry that happened :( that absolutley breaks my heart!
i cant believe how cruel kids can be, but unforunatley i find that kids usually learn stuff like this from their parents. maybe im wrong, that would be nice, but a lot of the times when kids do/say hateful things.... and furthermore, taking the threat of the FA away from the scenario its still super scary to say the stuff about shooting and blowing up! refresh my memory, how old is your DS?

Posted on: Tue, 03/04/2008 - 9:59am
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How old is your son? That is bullying and should not be tollerated. Luckily we have not had a problem like that yet...
Therese

Posted on: Tue, 03/04/2008 - 10:13am
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niche, I hope your son is doing okay. That was a terrible thing to happen to your son and I do hope that the school handles the situation with due diligence. While I do agree that it's bullying, somehow that doesn't seem strong enough of a word to me. I hope that your son gets through this without lasting affects. My warmest thoughts are with you and your son.

Posted on: Tue, 03/04/2008 - 11:15am
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How very hurtful and horrible!!! I do hope that your son is doing ok and I really hope that the parents will be shocked by the boys behavior and address the issue immediately! I'm so very sorry that this happened!

Posted on: Tue, 03/04/2008 - 10:15pm
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I hope the parents take this seriously and teach their child this isn't acceptable. I'd be mortified to learn my child was bullying another, worse still if the bullying were life-threatening.

Posted on: Tue, 03/04/2008 - 10:28pm
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I'd seriously be looking into legal action. This kid knows that peanuts can kill your child, and twice, even after being addressed by administration, kept threatening.
The bully threatened your child with death by peanut.
I'd have no mercy.

Posted on: Wed, 03/05/2008 - 1:31am
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Hi everyone, thanks so much for all the replies. My son is 5 and the other boy just turned 6. My boy is doing better. I was pretty much a wreck all day yesterday while he was in school.
We are really hoping the parents will have more of an impact than the school seemed to have on the other boy.
I told the school I just can't have this continue. If it was teasing about something else I could send him to school upset for a little while while they worked things out. But this is about his safety and that isn't acceptable.

Posted on: Wed, 03/05/2008 - 1:47am
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niche, glad to hear your son's feeling better. My hope for your son and any that may follow is that the school realizes that a precedent must be set for dealing with threats to a child's life. I think that's the word I was looking for as opposed to bullying. While I do understand the age of the other boy must be taken into account, but is he still not old enough to do something that could cause a serious reaction to your son? I certainly think so and I hope that the boy's parents are able to get through to him the seriousness of the threat. When my son was six he knew a lot even though he was quite young.

Posted on: Wed, 03/05/2008 - 2:23am
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Thanks, I totally understand what you are saying. My husband has actully been able to speak to the other father. He did tell him we were afraid of just that he might take it a step farther. I also told his teacher the same thing that I was afraid as most all kids have plenty of access to peanuts etc. We are going to try and help educate them and their son on food allergies. In hopes that he will be able to realize why we can't allow any teasing or threats in regard to Lawson and his food allergies. As far as the school, I will probably talk to them again when I am a bit less emotional about it.

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