I read not too long ago about the bullying a boy took at Rolling Hills Elementary School and how his father had gone to some very extreme measures because he felt no one was listening to him. Several years ago, a friend of my son went there and was constantly bullied by several children because the young man was kind of overweight and a new kid in school.
My son and the child’s mom both went to the school to find out what was going on, as her son was “faking” being sick just so he didn’t have to attend class. The school literally turned their heads, stating this type behavior was not tolerated there and they had yard people out there and saw to it that none of that was going on.
After complaining several times and still nothing was done, they pulled him out of the school and put him into one that did “care.”
Why did no one look into the accusations? No child, and I mean no child, should have to endure that and then see that the school couldn’t care less.
I had to laugh when I read that the school had received the California Distinguished School award. Maybe it had to do with the academics, because it sure wasn’t because of how they look after their students. The pupil services director made a statement that the school is “very safe!” Apparently not for all children.