Dad Whose Son Got In Trouble For Fighting Holds A “Bullying Victims Get Punished Here” Sign Outside The High School
(ABC) — A former policeman working in Afghanistan has spent his annual leave protesting against his son’s school after the boy was suspended for standing up to a bully who has picked on him for years. Randy Duke, who now trains police officers, spent two hours each day picketing Cade Middle School in Victoria, Texas wearing a sandwich board reading: ‘BULLYING VICTIMS ARE PUNISHED HERE.’ His father, who returns to Afghanistan in two weeks, said a bully had stomped on a paper airplane his 13-year-old son, Max, had given to a classmate with special needs – the latest in a string of incidents.
Will literally never understand parents like this. I mean I get that parents love their children and would do anything and everything to protect them. I get that, I do. But if you’ve ever set foot in a high school before you know standing outside and holding a “BULLYING VICTIMS ARE PUNISHED HERE” will do the exact opposite of help your kid. The school administrators aren’t going to back down because they’re school administrators. The bullies aren’t going to back down because they’re bullies. And, quite frankly, your son isn’t going to change because he’s a nerd. Just now instead of only being a four-eyes, band-geek he’s also the guy with the lunatic father who stood outside the school with a sandwich board strapped to his chest. High school is open season on losers and you just made your son a 12 point buck.