LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL H. AGRANOFF
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PARENTS WHOSE KIDS ARE BULLIED IN SCHOOL
DO HAVE A SOLUTION
ELLINGTON, CT (June 1, 2011) – Law Offices of Michael H. Agranoff is pleased to
announce, as a public service, that parents whose children are bullied at school do have a
solution, and need not be reduced to begging the school to help.
School bullying has been with us for centuries, and in some ways is a normal part of growing up. However, when bullying reaches the point that the kid becomes severely depressed, or even suicidal, and can no longer participate meaningfully in life or at school, then it is time for the parents to take action.
Parents often feel at a loss. If they complain to the parents of the bully, it often makes matters worse. Parents are reluctant to think that their kids may be perpetrators.
If they complain to the school, a record will be made, and paper will be passed, but the problem generally continues. School administrators do not like to get in the middle of such things, and are afraid of lawsuits from the parents of bullying children if they press too hard.
If they go to the police, the matter may be dismissed as insignificant.
If they complain to their State Legislator, the result is a bill passed, more paper pushed, and little done directly to help the kid.
One father, James Jones, took matters into his own hands in 2010, confronting the bullying kids directly. He ended up getting arrested for his efforts.
One mother, Mrs. Scruggs, complained in vain, until her son hanged himself. She ended up being charged by the police, but fortunately was acquitted. The school received no sanctions.
You do not have to put up with this.
Our web site explains the problem in detail. An extract of the solution follows.
If your child is being bullied:
1. Send a complaint letter to the Principal. It must be in writing: signed, dated, and with detailed facts.
2. If you receive no meaningful response, call an attorney; right away.
3. Attorney actions might include:
a. Writing to the Superintendent, who is aware of lawsuit potential, and knows that you are serious;
b. Writing to the parents of the bullies;
c. Considering the police and Juvenile Court (delinquency) action;
d. Considering civil lawsuits;
e. Being present with you at school meetings, to watch out for administrator traps and meaningless verbal assurances.
4. NEVER use verbal discussions, without an attorney present, if your initial letter to the Principal does not work. That virtually guarantees frustration and delay. Do not rely on verbal promises; they are usually worthless.
A lawyer can generally cut through the red tape and administrative stonewalling, and assure the school that you mean business. If you get personally involved in leading the action, it will almost certainly lead to frustration and more trouble.
You can protect your children from serious bullying, and you do not have to beg unwilling administrators for help.