Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Bullying

I cannot believe our PC judiciary has found that Daryl Michael Falcon should have to pay $500 for "yelling at him, grabbing him by the scruff of the neck and poking him with a finger". hattip: NZ Herald

When I first heard about the fact the case had even been brought I thought he must have hit the kid, and thought fair enough.  However it now transpires that not only did he do nothing of the sort, but that "the parents had complained earlier to the school about the bullying, but no action had been taken." So this wasn't even a case of having ignored the proper process - but the proper process having ignored them.

The judge in her summation tried to use the justification that "On the other hand, it doesn't solve the problem of bullying" - but at least this was one parent that cared enough to confront the problem.  And I would be really interested in a follow up story that asks whether the bullying stopped?
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1 comment:

Priya said...

Hi Came in via Blogmad, Just wanted to say Hi and I am also from Auckland.