Jamie Rathburn is accused of walking into Greenbrier Elementary School, in the U.S. state of SC, on May 17 before emotionally confronting classmates of her son, who is in the third grade The Greenville News reports.
Bullying is an ongoing misuse of power.
In a statement, Greenbrier Elementary School said they had met with Rathburn about the bullying, were taking active steps to stop the behavior and were giving her regular updates on the situation.More news: Dallas man arrested in murders of 3, including transgender woman
She told Yahoo! in an email that she was sorry for her actions and that is was out of desperation to protect her son. Rathburn said that after one student made faces at her son, a teacher told the boy to "ignore him, stay away and be the bigger man, and I think it will stop". Here's some strategies for how to cope. "I can't let that happen to my child".
On May 17, Jamie Rathburn of Simpsonville entered Greenbrier Elementary School, just before 8 a.m. during the morning drop-off.
She said that her son had scratch marks on his neck as well as bruises and when she tried to show the principal, they did nothing.
She was arrested and charged with interfering, disrupting or disturbing schools and was released on a US$1,000 bond to from court next week.
She's since said she regretted "allowing emotions to control" her behaviour in an interview with the local paper.More news: Rumor: Huawei pauses development of Windows laptops
"I am absolutely ashamed of myself for the actions of walking up into that school", Rathburn said. "You know, I owe the parents, the children, and the staff an apology for that", she said. Absolutely, it was wrong.
A SC mom faces charges after she went to her son's class to take his bullying issues into her own hands - but says she couldn't "get the message across any other way", according to a report.
In the meantime, she's getting her documents in order, setting up a donation campaign for her legal fees and trying to find a lawyer to help.
She's now been banned from the school property, a situation she described as "devastating".
"I can't change it though, the only thing I can do is apologize, because that is honest, and try to push forward and put the spotlight on what the real issues are, and that's bullying", Rathburn said. "If they wanted to continue then I needed to talk to their mommas because the school wasn't doing anything". Brian Sherman, assistant to the superintendent for the school district, said that he could not comment specifically on the Rathburn case, but he told the paper that determining whether bullying happens can be hard to decipher, especially when kids provide alternative accounts of what happened.More news: Wheat Falls More Than 2.5% to Lowest in almost a Week