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#1 of 5 Old 09-21-2010, 02:02 PM - Thread Starter
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I have to admit, I am torn by this story. I can feel his outrage. I can also see where he went way over the line. I will say schools do NOT do enough to address bullying of special needs children


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#2 of 5 Old 09-21-2010, 02:07 PM
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In our district, special needs kids have their own bus. I do feel bad for the child and the dad but that was not the way to go about things.
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I so feel his pain. I wanted to storm the school bus when my kindergarder said that his previous best friends wouldn't sit by him anymore I can't imagine how angry he was at what those boys did to his daughter. And the boys become the victim now

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In the article I first read about this, he talked way more about feeling sorry for having snapped, and not wanting his behavior to be an example or anything-- he really seemed like he felt true remorse for how he handled it, and he knew it was wrong, and wanted to make that perfectly clear. Terrible situation all around.
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The thing I think is the most sad is that it got to the point where the dad felt like he had to defend her. The school should have handled this.

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