A father furious because his 13-year-old daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy had been bullied stormed onto a school bus and threatened the children who teased her. The girl had to be hospitalized because of stress from the confrontation. The father, James Willie Jones, was arrested Thursday after he stormed onto the bus two weeks ago and later released on bail. He hopes to apologize to the children, said his attorney, Natalie Jackson.
“The little girl was scared to go to school. There has to be something done about school bullying,” Jackson said. Jones boarded the school bus Sept. 3 because several boys were allegedly bullying his daughter, according to the sheriff’s office report. He told deputies the boys placed an open condom on his daughter’s head, smacked her on the back of her head, twisted her ear and shouted rude comments at her.
Jones told deputies he complained to Seminole County school administrators in the past but nothing had been done to help the girl, Jackson said. Jones was charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing a school function and later posted $2,000 bail. He was ordered to stay away from all county school buses and the bus driver.
My question to you: What do you think about this father's approach? Would you have done things differently?
No. He probably went overboard and should definitely have not threatened the entire bus in the way that he did. But this was his little girl that these idiots through condoms on and smacked around. As a father, I would have reacted the same way. Hopefully, a little more tactful, but none the less.
Considering things like Columbine, I don't think this was really too bad. Bullying is something that can destroy a person and sometimes make them snap. Kids are really cruel and to pick on someone who has a disability is really sick in my opinion. It pisses me off that these kids can get away with stuff like that.
Okay, his approach was poor -in the light of an adult speaking to children- but totally right on for doing it just the same.
I know first hand, like many others, how terrible it is to be a kid in a bullying situation, the kid no one likes. But to have a debilitating condition like CP, and to have to endure ongoing abuse from punk kids? I can't imagine. I know what my parents went through, and I think any parent wants to protect their kid, but I would triple that in this father's case. I'm not going to find fault with this man.
Ouch...those kids need to learn some manners! Bullying is not cool! :( Now, if my dad went up there to defend me, I would've been proud, cause my daddy's just trying to protect me. But for him to cuss in front of all the kids, now that's a little off. :( The father could've done things differently, but the fact that he cared about his daughter left me a more lasting impression. Now if Jones, got arrested for his action, those bullies deserves to be punished as well!
This look like a scene from a movie or something. :P
No way I would apologize to children doing something like this to my daughter : first I would have waited at school , asked to apoloize otherwise I would have taken them and their parents to court ! Second, if they did come home once, they would never enter it again !
If I had done this when a kid to another kid which I never would have thought of , I would have got and deserved a big smash on the face !How are this kids being brought up ?!
I think it is every parents right to talk to the children who have been bullying their child. In this case the parent went to far but having been a kid who was bullied it makes complete sense that the bullies need to be told they are doing something wrong and stupid.
It is unfair that a child can't be themselves or grow up without having to deal with the big stress of being beaten down everyday. Of course you need a little bit of time to learn about how others act and what not but to the extent some kids go is wrong.
These things happen, but I doubt any of the kids on that bus were actually permanently shaken by the father's anger. That's the main thing that would get him in trouble. I mean, really? Some of these kids have condoms and are throwing them at kids with cerebral palsy? Yeah, that's messed up. I am on the angry man's side.
I truly feel in my heart that any kind of bullying should be considered a crime...so many brutal and mean people in this world who do need to be set straight!!!!!!!!! In is wrong, and I would want it stopped as well. Sadly this stuff goes on over and over and the bus driver should be responsible for the conduct of the children riding his bus and inforce respect for each other and those handicapped as well. It's so wrong when people think that can treat others this way.....Bullying should be a crime, just like stalking is a crime now....Poor little girl to have to deal with the lowerest of the low, degenerates in my eyes. No class, no respect for others, and obviously no respect for themselves.!!!!!!!!!!!I I would of brought it to the attention to the responsible party, but this Dad's emotions got the best of him that day...Even when you tell the right people they never do anything about it.... Rally congress to pass a law, he can name the law after his daughter-------------Stop the Bullying it's a crime.....tired of looking the other way, then don't report and convict them.....Wake up people, this world is a violent place that we live and we have to stop this violence and abuse of all kinds!!!!!!!!!!!!Need I say more......
Looking at some of the youtube responses, the man is a hero. There are a few that totally disagree with what he did. I will praise the man till the day i die. I'm the parent of a 20 yr. old autistic child, lucky enough to have an older son that put an end to her bullying. If parents would get their head out of there ass and teach children morals, manners and respect, this wouldn't have happened. Unfortunately we have to many children trying to raise children. I was the victim for a short time. I put an end to it, after a couple of boys found out the hard way, it damn sure mad it easier for my younger sister. If they can't defend themselves, who's going to? The schools? Doubtful, they're to afraid of getting sued by piece of shit parents, looking for an easy ride, that are to sorry to discipline their kids. I bet the lil thug has never been to church or had any kind of morals incorporated in his life. If you don't believe in God, fine, just teach them to respect others! Many feel the further this country get from God, the worse we get. I agree! The more we ignore HIM, and try to take HIM out of our lives, schools, and laws, the worse society gets! Look back 40 or 50 years, things were more civil, because the majority believed and taught Gods' word. People don't want to discipline the kids because in their sick minds they feel it was to harsh the way they were brought up, so they resort to timeouts, grounded go to your room(nothing taken away) bullshit kind of discipline. I've seen this nation become pussyfied over the past 20 years, afraid to stand up for what is right, because of sorry ass people suing for every thing, just trying to get ahead and get out of work. Well our sorryness has caught up with us, look where our jobs have gone. If you complain long enough, things will change, and it may not be for the good. Look at the economy! God help us, cause its only going to get worse!!!