A bullying victim says her school has “done nothing”Name-calling? Facebook abuse?
about the “terrifying” abuse she has suffered from fellow pupils.
No, a bit more serious than that:
This includes three fellow 13-year-olds and a girl from another school attacking her so viciously in Sutcliffe Park in Eltham last month that the police had to be involved.Ah.
Elle said: “The bullying started in Year Seven. Because I have buck teeth they used to call me ‘Bunny’, and since then it has just got worse and worse.Mrs Yaxley is now looking for another school, because her repeated requests to resolve this seem to be achieving nothing:
“I have been held up by my throat by two girls in the toilet while another one beat me up. I have been chased through the school and had to lock myself in a classroom to keep them out.
“The school has done nothing to help me. I feel unsafe in school. It’s terrifying. I dread break times because I know the girls are going to get me.”
Plumber Mrs Yaxley said: “I have reported the bullying to the school many times but all they have done is talk to the girls involved. They haven’t done enough to stop them.”And faced with a potentially embarrassing story in the local press, the school swings into action.
By blaming the victim…
A Beaverwood spokeswoman said Mrs Yaxley is “seeing incidents Elle may or may not have been involved in from a limited perspective” .Well, yes, she’s the victim’s mother. It’s hardly surprising, is it?
The spokeswoman added: “Elle contributes to the numerous incidents she finds herself in. We do not regard her as a bullied child.”What DO you regard her as, then? One of the bullies?
“As a school we have a bullying policy and are in contact with parents and various agencies when it’s necessary.”But clearly not the police, or you’d know that a restraining order was granted against some of your pupils…
Mrs Yaxley called the school’s claims Elle is not being bullied “a load of rubbish” and said it is “just trying to sweep the whole thing under the carpet” .Which is, presumably, why she’s been compelled to go to the local press, despite the likelihood that this may well make things worse...