Woodway: Teenager and Mother Take Stand Against Bullying

By: Sara Humphrey Email
By: Sara Humphrey Email

WOODWAY (December 14, 2013) A 13-year-old girl from Midway Middle School is asking her fellow students to think about the impact of their hurtful words.

The teen who asked not to be identified said she is sick of being bullied.

"If it is really bad, it gets to me," she said. "Being made fun of because you are different, getting teased, getting pushed around. People make you feel like you are less than them."

The teen said the bullying began on the school bus but lately things have gotten more physical.

She said recently another student purposely slammed her into a locker which outraged the girl's mother.

"You call the bus barn and you call the school and you get no where," her mother said. "As they get older and she goes on to high school next year, its going to be the same kids but older and meaner."

Her mother is trying to figure out what to do next.

"I am to the point of seeking legal council if there is one more incident," her mother said. "I have put up with enough and she has put up with enough."

The girl's mother said parents need to teach their kids about acceptance because she fears things will only get worse.

"Our family talked and it is time to take a stance," the mother said. "At a school as big as Midway Middle School, there should be no reason those children are not taught about acceptance."

Midway ISD said they do have a bullying police in place that is outlined on their website.

They also said the school works proactively to combat bullying.

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