As parents we send our children to school to be educated but it’s not naive to think that all parents raise their children the same way. One has to really ponder and get to the bottom of why a child becomes a bully. Well one parent who suspected her child was being bullied, took matters into her own hands.
After having reached out to Ocean view Elementary School about her concerns regarding her child and the alleged bullying event that may have occurred in September. Considering she had not gotten any response from the school, she took it upon herself to place recording device in the book bag of her child in attempts to capture the alleged bullying.
Truth be told these charges are ridiculous!! The school has a responsibility to ensure that all the children are being educated in an environment that is deemed safe. It’s also their responsibility to investigate any claims of bullying or unfavorable behavior. Apparently they didn’t do that so a mother was put in a position to do something unconventional to get the answers she sought.
EarHustlers, for those of you who are parents what would you have done in this situation? Share your thoughts!
Read more as reported by Yahoo News:
A mother has been charged by police in the US after putting a recording device in her daughter’s backpack to catch alleged bullying.
Sarah Sims, from Virginia, admitted to local news website WAVY she placed the electronic recorder in her nine-year-old daughter’s bag to record classroom conversations after suspecting she was being bullied.
She claims her emails and calls to Ocean View Elementary school, Norfolk, about the alleged bullying in September went unanswered and so she decided to intervene.
However the recorder was discovered and Ms Sims was later charged with the use of a device to intercept oral communication, which carries a maximum five-year prison sentence, and a misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
“I tried to be fair, but it’s not fair,” she told WAVY. “There is nothing fair about this.
“The thing that bothers me the most is that I am yet to get a response from anyone in the administration.
“If I’m not getting an answer from you what am I left to do?”