To The Editor:
I was horrified at a recent dinner party among a group of friends by the accounts of bullying at our local schools. In particular, a family that has a child in each of the levels of school, and all of them bullies. I was even more horrified that after having notified school officials of these bullies, police called and all the paperwork filed, that no one is acting on this.
While I do not have school-aged children now, my children will soon be school aged and I am terrified about the lack of supervision I see at the High School/Junior High and now the bullying taking place. My work is very close to WUHS and I am constantly seeing children wandering at all times of the day, young people, not two feet off school grounds smoking and cars flying past at outrageous speeds, speakers blastingâ€¦ So my question is this: who is watching our children when they are at school?
With all of the recent suicides and bullying reports coming out of the “big” cities, I hope that in our small community we can get a grasp on the situation at hand and end this poor excuse for behavior before tragedy strikes our small towns. I hope that we, as a community, can reunite and begin to rethink how and what we are teaching our children. This is an epidemic in our time and it is just sad that this has finally affected us. Bullying is not new, nor will it ever go away, but children are being physically harmed and the people that we have entrusted our children’s safety to are not acting!
Bullying A Problem In The Woodstock School District
To The Editor: