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To think her son won't be bullied again?

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Mitmoo Fri 16-Sep-11 07:05:55

A mother threatened her son's bullies on a school bus with a baseball bat because she felt his school and the police 'did nothing' to help the youngster.
Natasha Hayley, 30, resorted to extreme measures after her 11-year-old's tormentors assaulted and robbed him.

A judge said although she had been 'incredibly stupid', he said he was not going to deprive her children of their mother by sending her to prison.

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I know how frustrating it can be when schools can't deal with bullies, big time, and I know that the answer is to remove your child rather than to take a baseball bat to threaten the kids on the bus.

I can't help but think the child won't get bullied again, who would dare to take on his mum too?

YusMilady Fri 16-Sep-11 07:09:46

Alas, I think it's more probable that he will now be bullied even more.

mousesma Fri 16-Sep-11 07:11:12

Difficult one this one, I don't approve of her actions and I would imagine she scared the life out of a lot of other people on that bus as well as the bullies. I do however understand how desperate and powerless she must have felt when the police and the school would not protect her child.

Catslikehats Fri 16-Sep-11 07:12:25

He will now just be ridiculed for having a "mental mum" sad

Mitmoo Fri 16-Sep-11 07:16:38

Yep Queen that could happen too. I can kind of see how you can be driven to despair when you can't stop your child being bullied. I wonder what kind of reputation the school has for dealing with it.

The school I removed my son from has a reputation but people seems to be able to dismiss it as it's a "boys school". So glad I moved him from there, he's so much happier.

Probably I good thing I didnt wait at the gates clubbed up. grin

CustardCake Fri 16-Sep-11 08:04:03

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GypsyMoth Fri 16-Sep-11 09:54:18

I stepped in when my middle son was being bullied

I walked up to the main bully and said in a cheery voice ' hello!! Oh, I know who you are now, I know your Dad! How is he? I must arrange a catch up, not seen him for a while. Nice to meet you.'

His face was a picture, I didn't know his dad, but I had looked the kid up on Facebook, seen his dad on his friends list ( so I knew he had one)

Funnily enough, there has been no more trouble.

FabbyChic Fri 16-Sep-11 10:54:43

I'd step in if my son was being bullied. Not with a baseball bat though, and I'd certainly never hit someone, but I'd not stand by and let it happen.

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