Mom’s who are sick and tired of watching their children be bullied by schoolmates for months or even years, while the school refuses to do anything to help them, are starting to take matters into their own hands.
According to WHAM 1180– A South Carolina mother was arrested after she confronted her son’s third-grade class over allegations of bullying. Jamie Rathburn went inside Greenbrier Elementary School after dropping her son off and found his class lined up outside of the classroom. She was captured on surveillance cameras chastising the children. While there is no audio, Rathburn can be seen “pointing her finger at the kids and getting in their faces.”
Witnesses told police they could hear Rathburn screaming until a teacher asked her to speak privately in a classroom. Rathburn cursed out the teacher before storming out of the building. After the incident, she posted a since-deleted video on Facebook and explained her actions.
She says that her son had dealt with bullying all year long, and school officials did nothing to stop it from happening. After her son was pulled off the top of the slide during recess, the school singled her son out and separated him from other students so they could watch him closer. That was the final straw, and Rathburn confronted her son’s classmates the next morning.
When police saw her video, they began to investigate and took her into custody three days later. She was charged with interfering, disrupting, or disturbing schools and was banned from entering the building.
Rathburn apologized for her actions but says that she felt she was left with no other choice after the school failed to act in any meaningful way.
“I am absolutely ashamed of myself for the actions of walking up into that school,” she told the Greenville News. “You know, I owe the parents, the children and the staff an apology for that. Absolutely, it was wrong. But honestly, I don’t know how I could have gotten my message across any other way.”
Last month, we reported about a South Carolina mom after being fed up with her daughter being bullied, the mother of the teenage girl, Christian Tinsley, walked into her daughter’s classroom morning and threatened the students she said were bullying her daughter.
Christian Tinsley says for months her daughter reported several boys repeatedly bullied her.
She says when the school told the boys to stop, the bullying got worse.
In the classroom, on social media, and on her walk home. Her daughter even reported one boy sexually harassed her. The school investigated it and suspended him after interviewing witnesses. That’s when things got even worse.
On Tuesday as Tinsley dropped her daughter off for school she started crying and begged to stay in the car.
“Then she made a comment to me that if she wasn’t as strong as she was, she would have killed herself. That’s when mama bear mode went into effect,” Tindley said.
Tinsley says after the school recommended she not speak to the bullies or their parents herself, she took matters into her own hands.
Look closely at the tickets left in a #classroom by a #mom in Orange County. She went on a rant after she says bullies won’t leave her daughter alone- See the video at 4:30&5pm on KCAL/ @cbsla #cbsla #school #bullying pic.twitter.com/0bFJFNtePR
— michele gile (@CBSmichelegile) May 15, 2019
She knew the school would likely ban her. But it wasn’t the school she was thinking of.
“Sometimes if you’ve done everything that you can do, the way that you’re supposed to do it, and it hasn’t been resolved, then sometimes you have to decide if you’re willing to go a step further and deal with any consequences. And I was prepared for that because my daughter is number one,” she said.
Do you agree with the actions of these moms? If the school won’t protect their children, should the parents just sit back, knowing that their child is being bullied at school? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.