Link: Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 14
  1. #1
    REC | FB | BB Moderator RTR91's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Prattville
    Posts
    37,834

    Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

    Link

    A Texas man is seeking $50,000 in damages and attorney fees from several middle students and their parents after his son was allegedly cyberbullied and called a likely school shooter.

    Father Derek Rothschild says in January, a group of students at his son’s middle school started an online discussion about “who would be most likely to shoot up the school.” Rothschild’s son was voted to be a likely school shooter, according to the father.

    As a result, the entire student body began to ostracize and ridicule the boy, says Rothschild’s attorney, Justin Nichols. He was also searched and interrogated by staff.

    "I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
    -- Coach Bryant

    "We always talk about playing 60 minutes but this is a 60-10 game: the 60 minutes of the game and the 10 minutes in the locker room after the game that you remember for the rest of your life."
    -- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson

  2. Advertisement
  3. #2
    BamaNation Hall of Fame AlexanderFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    5,373

    Re: Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

    Well, if you can't after school special parents into parenting their children, maybe they can parent while they pick up scrap metal to pay for the damages.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    "It's not luck, it's random bursts of talent." - Gage Robinson

  4. #3
    BamaNation All-SEC
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    1,736

    Re: Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

    Well if I thought someone was actually likely to shoot up my school, I would not bully them. It seems like the opposite of what you should do.

  5. #4
    FB Moderator Bamabuzzard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Where ever there's BBQ, Crawfish & Football
    Posts
    23,776

    Re: Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

    My wife and I recently had a "bullying" experience with our middle school daughter. She was being bullied (physically and verbally) in the dressing room during her PE class. She hid it from us for approximately a month before we found out. There were three girls who felt the need to include my daughter in a "slapping" game where my daughter was the only one being slapped and made fun of. My wife attempted to address it with the school counselor and PE teacher first, before I got involved. But ultimately, a ticked off father whose only contribution to the meeting he was in was "Either you take care of it or I will" accomplished what the diplomacy attempts of a mother couldn't.
    The existence of God isn't determined in the thoughts of man. God exists, no matter what man thinks.

    "It cost a lot of money to look this cheap."-Dolly Parton.

    "If you ever want to know how good your barbecue is start charging for it"-Myron Mixon

  6. #5
    BamaNation All-American bama_wayne1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    2,632

    Re: Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamabuzzard View Post
    My wife and I recently had a "bullying" experience with our middle school daughter. She was being bullied (physically and verbally) in the dressing room during her PE class. She hid it from us for approximately a month before we found out. There were three girls who felt the need to include my daughter in a "slapping" game where my daughter was the only one being slapped and made fun of. My wife attempted to address it with the school counselor and PE teacher first, before I got involved. But ultimately, a ticked off father whose only contribution to the meeting he was in was "Either you take care of it or I will" accomplished what the diplomacy attempts of a mother couldn't.
    A man's got to do, what a man's got to do...

  7. #6
    FB Moderator Bamabuzzard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Where ever there's BBQ, Crawfish & Football
    Posts
    23,776

    Re: Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

    Quote Originally Posted by bama_wayne1 View Post
    A man's got to do, what a man's got to do...
    When my daughter has welts across her legs and upper arms, is getting anxiety and dang near physically sick to go to PE everyday. But is afraid to tell us because she's afraid of the perps making it worse if she tells? I don't sit down at the table to "negotiate". It either gets fixed/addressed now or I embarrass us all. I'm fine with either option.
    Last edited by Bamabuzzard; February 6th, 2019 at 02:36 PM.
    The existence of God isn't determined in the thoughts of man. God exists, no matter what man thinks.

    "It cost a lot of money to look this cheap."-Dolly Parton.

    "If you ever want to know how good your barbecue is start charging for it"-Myron Mixon

  8. #7
    BamaNation Hall of Fame Tidewater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Hooterville, Vir.
    Posts
    15,648

    Re: Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamabuzzard View Post
    My wife and I recently had a "bullying" experience with our middle school daughter. She was being bullied (physically and verbally) in the dressing room during her PE class. She hid it from us for approximately a month before we found out. There were three girls who felt the need to include my daughter in a "slapping" game where my daughter was the only one being slapped and made fun of. My wife attempted to address it with the school counselor and PE teacher first, before I got involved. But ultimately, a ticked off father whose only contribution to the meeting he was in was "Either you take care of it or I will" accomplished what the diplomacy attempts of a mother couldn't.
    Good man.

  9. #8
    BamaNation Hall of Fame Crimson1967's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    11,516

    Re: Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamabuzzard View Post
    When my daughter has welts across her legs and upper arms, is getting anxiety and dang near physically sick to go to PE everyday. But is afraid to tell us because she's afraid of the perps making it worse if she tells? I don't sit down at the table to "negotiate". It either gets fixed/addressed now or I embarrass us all. I'm fine with either option.
    Glad it got taken care of. What were you planning on doing had it not been settled to your satisfaction?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  10. #9
    FB Moderator Bamabuzzard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Where ever there's BBQ, Crawfish & Football
    Posts
    23,776

    Re: Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson1967 View Post
    Glad it got taken care of. What were you planning on doing had it not been settled to your satisfaction?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    First let's define "Not to my satisfaction". The school doesn't take steps that I am satisfied with that stops the behavior.

    -File an official complaint with the school board against the school which would normally generate an official "hearing".

    -I've got two friends who work for two local news outlets. Stories like this (with pictures of welts on legs and arms) brings a lot of unwanted attention to the school board. (They've had enough in the last three years to last them two decades)

    -If the above doesn't work, I know plenty of lawyers on a personal level who would love to take this case.
    Last edited by Bamabuzzard; February 6th, 2019 at 04:45 PM.
    The existence of God isn't determined in the thoughts of man. God exists, no matter what man thinks.

    "It cost a lot of money to look this cheap."-Dolly Parton.

    "If you ever want to know how good your barbecue is start charging for it"-Myron Mixon

  11. #10
    BamaNation All-American CrimsonNagus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Montgomery, Alabama, United States
    Posts
    4,079

    Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

    Bullying has been front and center for years now. There are always stories in the news, stop bullying campaigns and schools love to put up posters about bullying.

    So I’m amazed when push comes to shove, that school administrators still seem to protect the bullies instead of helping the victims. I just don’t understand the mindset of these people. No adult ever wants to see their kid bullied so, why do these adults protect the bullies when it’s someone else’s kid?

    This problem will never go away unless they are held accountable at every turn, maybe get kicked out of school if needed. They bully because the can, rarely get in trouble, because administrators rarely seem to care. Oh, but they put up posters in the hall that say don’t bully so they must care.

    I hope this father gets every penny he can and makes these families’ lives miserable. Maybe next time the parents or school will actually step up and do something about it first.
    Last edited by CrimsonNagus; February 6th, 2019 at 06:47 PM.

  12. #11

    Re: Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamabuzzard View Post
    First let's define "Not to my satisfaction". The school doesn't take steps that I am satisfied with that stops the behavior.

    -File an official complaint with the school board against the school which would normally generate an official "hearing".

    -I've got two friends who work for two local news outlets. Stories like this (with pictures of welts on legs and arms) brings a lot of unwanted attention to the school board. (They've had enough in the last three years to last them two decades)

    -If the above doesn't work, I know plenty of lawyers on a personal level who would love to take this case.
    I'd also have a little man-to-man with the parents of the offending kids. Stop it at home and you stop it cold.
    Oderint dum metuant - Lucius Accius

  13. #12
    FB Moderator Bamabuzzard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Where ever there's BBQ, Crawfish & Football
    Posts
    23,776

    Re: Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonNagus View Post
    Bullying has been front and center for years now. There are always stories in the news, stop bullying campaigns and schools love to put up posters about bullying.

    So I’m amazed when push comes to shove, that school administrators still seem to protect the bullies instead of helping the victims. I just don’t understand the mindset of these people. No adult ever wants to see their kid bullied so, why do these adults protect the bullies when it’s someone else’s kid?

    This problem will never go away unless they are held accountable at every turn, maybe get kicked out of school if needed. They bully because the can, rarely get in trouble, because administrators rarely seem to care. Oh, but they put up posters in the hall that say don’t bully so they must care.


    I hope this father gets every penny he can and makes these families’ lives miserable. Maybe next time the parents or school will actually step up and do something about it first.
    The only thing I can think of that bullying is handled with such indifference by people put in charge to do something about it. Many times it is easier to deal with the victims parents rather than dealing with the parents of a kid who you're labeling a bully. We live in very different landscape when it comes to parents than when many of us grew up. Outside of overwhelming evidence, my parents was on the side of the teacher (not mine) when it came to handling issues. There were times when I think my parents KNEW I was right but still took the teacher's/school side just for principle. That simply isn't the case now days. My wife is an educator and deals with this tomfoolery on a daily basis. My wife has caught children literally cheating on classroom assignments and tests, only to be completely shocked that the parents STILL took up for their child to rationalize the behavior.

    Parents flip out when they think you're "labeling" their kid or "picking on" them. But I do agree with what you're saying. You would think as hot of a topic as bullying has been. The schools would error on the side of being overly sensitive to it when dealing with it. But that simply isn't the case.
    Last edited by Bamabuzzard; February 7th, 2019 at 09:44 AM.
    The existence of God isn't determined in the thoughts of man. God exists, no matter what man thinks.

    "It cost a lot of money to look this cheap."-Dolly Parton.

    "If you ever want to know how good your barbecue is start charging for it"-Myron Mixon

  14. #13
    Senior Administrator TIDE-HSV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 1999
    Location
    Huntsville, AL,USA
    Posts
    61,683

    Re: Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamabuzzard View Post
    The only thing I can think of that bullying is handled with such indifference by people put in charge to do something about it. Many times it is easier to deal with the victims parents rather than dealing with the parents of a kid who you're labeling a bully. We live in very different landscape when it comes to parents than when many of us grew up. Outside of overwhelming evidence, my parents was on the side of the teacher (not mine) when it came to handling issues. There were times when I think my parents KNEW I was right but still took the teacher's/school side just for principle. That simply isn't the case now days. My wife is an educator and deals with this tomfoolery on a daily basis. My wife has caught children literally cheating on classroom assignments and tests, only to be completely shocked that the parents STILL took up for their child to rationalize the behavior.

    Parents flip out when they think you're "labeling" their kid or "picking on" them. But I do agree with what you're saying. You would think as hot of a topic as bullying has been. The schools would error on the side of being overly sensitive to it when dealing with it. But that simply isn't the case.
    School administrators are bureaucrats. They don't like the boat rocked. More work...
    "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. - Ellen Parr"

    'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' - Steve Jobs

    “I would rather live my life as if there is a god and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.” Albert Camus

    "When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." - Sinclair Lewis

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

 

[CLICK] GET BAMA Calendar