Randy Duke, Dad, Protests After Son Is Punished For Defending Special Needs Student
Reposted from a story Posted in the huffington post 10/10/2012 11:22 am EDT Updated: 10/10/2012 11:58 am EDT
When my son started to be understand what i was teaching him, yes I tought him fighting was wrong but I also taught him that decent people stand up for those who can’t stamd up for themselves.
Three years this mongrel(look up an australian dictionary) picked on a special needs child, and the teacher didnt stop him from picking on on the physically and intellectually disabled. A decent boy obviously raised with ethics and morals and great sense of right and wrong was forced by institutionally approved apathy to take the teachers role and stand up for the disabled child and stomp out bullying. I say bravo I say clone this kid and get his parents on a speaking circuit to show bad parents how to stop phoning in their responsibilities.
To punish this child is wrong, a sharp talk that violence is always wrong was warranted, laced with “I can understand you felt the nee need to help and we are sorry you felt like noone else cared the teacher should have but again violence is wrong” and then you send him back to class the teacher you kick up the ass all the way to the unemployment line.
A father is on a mission as he stands outside his son’s school sandwiched between two signs that read: Bullying Victims are Punished Here. Bullying is undoubtedly one of the largest issues kids face today and parents and schools have taken action to stop it. One Texas dad has chosen to stand up to bullying quite literally — he spends a few hours each day outside his son’s middle school wearing a sign that reads “BULLYING VICTIMS ARE PUNISHED HERE.”
Randy Duke, whose “day job” is training police officers in Afghanistan, told KHOU that his 14-year-old son, Max, has been bullied by a classmate for several years and that last week, Max reached his breaking point. The boy told his father, who is only home from abroad briefly, that he made a paper airplane for a special needs student and a bully stomped on it. “So Max just looked up and said, ‘What the hell?’ and this guy shoved him. Max had had enough. And that just snapped him, and he shoved back and they started into it,” Randy told KHOU.
Max was suspended for two days and will have to spend 30 days at another school. According to Click2Houston.com, he won’t be allowed to march with the high school band at a football game which would have been a “rare honor.”
In addition to public protesting, Duke is filing an appeal, Click2Houston reports.
Other parents agree that Max’s punishment was too harsh.”Here you’ve got a child that retaliated for being picked on for three years and he’s being punished. It should have been stopped three years ago,” another father, who didn’t want to be identified, told KHOU.
Diane Boyett, a district spokesperson, said in a press statement that, “if a parent feels their child is a victim of bullying, a report needs to be made.” In this instance, Randy Duke said that he had reported the bullying.
This entry was posted on October 15, 2012 by disabledaccessdenied. It was filed under Advocacy, Bullying, Child Abuse, Children with Disabilities and was tagged with child stands up against bullying and gets suspeneded for it.