If kids make choices that get them into trouble, parents aren’t always going to agree with them. When a child is suspended from school, it’s common for their parents to be angry.
It’s interesting to see an occurrence where a parent upholds the way of behaving that got their kid suspended, generally in light of the fact that there are not very many occasions in which getting into a battle at school is a praiseworthy activity instead of a dishonorable one.
A mother took to Facebook to show her support for her son, who was suspended for five days.
Allison Arnall Davis explained that her son, Drew, was given a five-day off-school suspension “for beating up the kid that has been tormenting and bullying him since middle school.”
She was not sharing the news to shame Drew.
“I know as a parent I’m supposed to be upset with him for resorting to violence or getting suspended,” she shared, “But I’m not. Not even a little bit.”
“For years, the school has failed Drew.”
The school took no action when Drew’s bully threatened him in person and over social media, and even followed Drew down the hall threatening him and making fun of him, all captured on video.
“When this kid took to social media, voicemails, and texting threats, the school did nothing.”
The school gets an F for its terrible policy.
Davis wrote a letter to the school asking them to take action against the bully.
“Drew had four classes with this kid and he would not leave Drew alone,” she wrote, “Their solution and response was to have him and his bully sign a no-contact contract. Seriously?”
Drew decided to stand up for himself.
“When this kid threatened Drew (while on the bus) and then moved on to making fun of his Dad and then threatening Jackson, his 11-year-old brother, Drew decided that he would quit relying on the school and the adults who are supposed to protect him and HE would do something,” his mother writes.
Drew was the one who suffered through it.
Once a bully learns about the lack of consequences, they begin to escalate the abuse.
“Three punches and his bully screamed like a baby.”
“His minion friends shut up, and this morning the bully wouldn’t even look at him,” Davis continued, “Problem solved.”
Since Davis posted her lengthy explanation in support of her son, the post has received almost half a million likes and shares.
Most commenters agreed with Davis’ stance.
“The boy did what he had to do,” one person wrote, ” Shame on that school.”
She didn’t point fingers or name the bully.
“I personally don’t think you owe it to anyone to justify or clarify what you wrote,” another person wrote, “Especially since you didn’t even name the other kid/kids. You and Mike were protecting your child and then Drew ended up putting a stop to some ridiculous behavior. Period.”
What are your thoughts on Davis backing up her son?
It is nice to see a parent show their support for their child online, even if they think she is condoning violence.