My 12 year old received a phone message from a female saying “we have your dog Sandy and are going to put him down with a needle unless you call straight back” but they had hidden their ID and left no number. My daughter picked up the message in her school lunch break and couldn’t get hold of me or my partner as we were both at work in meetings and so was left utterly distraught, assuming our beloved family dog had been put down and it was her fault. She couldn’t attend any further lessons at school and is still in shock, despite our dog being alive and well. Some other parents say “it was just a little prank”. But I think this was abusing, bullying behaviour. Feedback please?
Oh no, I wasn’t asking for anyone to victim-blame my daughter. Rather an insight into the message. Fortunately the phone company have passed it to the police who are tracing the call - they consider it to be menacing enough to take action. Is guess Phosphorus is an appropriate name for someone who would be so vile towards a 12 year old.
Did the person who left the message know the correct name of your dog? If so it's obviously someone known to your family. I would suspect someone from your DD's school. It's a really horrible thing to do. It's hard to make sense of. As is the post by Phosphorus - what a nasty, GF post.
Change your daughters phone number..prank phone calls are just that pranks, but this was cruel and certainly not a prank. This was aimed to upset your daughter by pretending they were going to hurt her dog. So it’s ovb someone your daughter knows. A little prank? No it’s sick and uncalled for.