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by Sandra, Barron Park,
on Jan 14, 2011
We are new to the Palo Alto school district. I have a daughter in the third grade at Juana Briones. She has been being bullied by a girl in her class, since school started. We have talked with the teacher repeatedly and talked with the school counselor. The girls have talked with the counselor. Nothing seems to stop this child's behavior. She has threatened violence against my child, if she tells the teacher or gets her into trouble. The teacher told me again today after I complained, that the girls need to talk it out. That this is normal third grade girl, behavior. I have had enough and told the teacher no, I don't think this is normal or acceptable behavior. Am I crazy? Are there rules and laws about this kind of bullying? My daughter is truly suffering. I left a message detailing what has been going on for the principle. I don't expect to hear from him until Tuesday. We shall see how he handles it. I have been here before with an older, now grown son and I am not going to let it happen again. Thanks for any input.
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