Police called on distraught mother who begged school district to investigate her child's bullyin
MISSISSIPPI: The police were called on a mother of five who was recently banned from picking up her children at Batesville Junior High School following her informing the South Panola School District about her daughter being bullied by a teacher and begging them to investigate it.
Tiffany Curry picked her daughter up from school last week and noticed that she held her head down and was not talking. When Tiffany asked her 12-year-old daughter Mercedes what happened, Mercedes told her that her teacher Mrs. Misty Wright called her "Twitter Dumb."
Mr. Curry went to the school the following day to speak with the Principal at Batesville Junior High School but felt like the Mrs. not taking the incident seriously and headed to the South Panola School District where she spoke with Dr. Edwards, who suggest that her child may be lying.
When she arrived at the school later that day to pick up her children, she spoke to school principal Dr. Reed, who informed her that she was banned from the school.
Following the incident, Mercedes began hurting herself, expressed suicidal thoughts and slept with a knife under her pillow to hurt herself with.
"This mother did everything right," a representative from the Bully Avengers Anti-Bullying Program asserted. "She followed through and did not give up when she felt like she was not being taken seriously. Dr. Edwards should have investigated the bullying incident instead of implying that the child may be lying without reviewing any of the child's school records. The school not only failed this student, but also her mother and need to do more to ensure that parents who report bullying are not bullied by school districts and staff. A parent should not fear retaliation against themselves and their families. This is unacceptable."
To make matters more the South Panola School District called the police on Ms. Curry, who spoke with Lieutenant Jeremiah Brown of the Batesville Police Department and notified her that the school district was not going to press charges. When Ms. Curry inquired about what the charges were for, she asserts that she was not given a reason, but plans to request a copy of the police report.
Legend Magazine questioned Lieutenant Brown about what chargers the South Panola School District initially wanted to bring against Ms. Curry. "I don't discuss police business over the phone," Lt Brown stated. He also had no comment on the situation as a whole.
We have reached out the South Panola School District for comment, but have not heard anything back as of yet.
In a viral post since deleted by Facebook, Ms. Curry expressed the importance of standing up for children who do not have the experience or ability to fight on their own. To report your child's bullying and get help, please reach out to the Bully Avengers please visit www.bullyavengers.com
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