Texas student with special needs tormented with threatening text messages by classmates

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On radio this morning, Glenn reacted passionately to a disturbing story out of Plano, Texas involving a special needs student being tormented with threatening text messages by her classmates.

“The guy I was walking to work with [this morning] was giving me a briefing on some of the different stories in the news. He said, then there’s the story out of Plano, Texas, and I said, what story out of Plano, Texas,” Glenn explained on radio this morning. “A special needs high school student from Plano, Texas, has been subjected to vicious bullying, receiving a barrage of offensive text messages from strangers poking fun at her, threatening to rape and kill her.”

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According to KDFW:

Shea Shawhan, 18, was born with a brain injury that has left her with the mental capacity of an 8-year-old. She can understand the text messages and it’s really breaking her mother’s heart. The mean and hurtful text messages have sparked a police investigation.

“Why are you still here? Clearly no one wants you. You only have special needs friends and you’re ugly and have terrible fashion sense. Honestly your clothes suck,” read some of the offensive text messages. “People at West don’t want her, that’s the reason she has seizures because that’s karma,” another text to Shea read.

“When they referenced her seizures and said I hope you have a seizure and die, are you kidding me? How could you be so evil and cold,” said Keri Riddell, Shea’s mother.

“If I were in West High School in Plano and I heard this today – if my children were there, if my children had a phone, I’d be going through their phone. In fact, I’d probably take their damn phone away. I want to make sure that you’re never part of that, and if I ever find out that you are, your life is going to be a living hell with me for quite some time,” Glenn said angrily. “I’m going to call Plano West High School today. I’m going to ask them if they would allow me to do a school assembly because I have a few things to say to those kids. I have a few things to show those kids. I have a few history lessons I’d like to give those kids. I’ll show you what this leads to. Really? We’re going to start making fun of the handicapped now, are we? That’s what we’re going to do? We’re going to start devaluing them? We’re going to start making them not really into people, just obstruction to us? I’ll report tomorrow on whether Plano West High School will allow me to come in and talk to the kids, have a school assembly.”

KDFW has since reported that Shea was able to attend her school’s homecoming, and students arrived at the event wearing t-shirts with messages like “I’ve got Shea’s back” and “I’m with Shea.”
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While it is encouraging to see some students were courageous enough to stand up and do the right thing, but, as Glenn explained, such situations are becoming all too common because technology has made it possible for people to cower behind the shield of their virtual lives.

“I believe we can find the solution, but it requires us to think in totally different ways,” Glenn said. “We’ve got to change everything. We have to take everything out of us. We have to look at everything: What is it that I believe? What is it that’s true? What am I doing? What are my children doing?”

“I was working on a major project last night that I really want to do with Ray Kurzweil, of all people. I really want to put something together that will open people’s minds and show them what’s just over the horizon. Our brightest days and our worst nightmares are just over the horizon. I’ll show you what can be good and bad, really bring it to life, show people because we’ve got to wake up,” Glenn continued. “How many friends do you have on Facebook? Answer the question. How many friends do you have on Facebook? Do you know the number? Last time I asked that question in a crowd, I said, ‘I don’t even know how many friends I have on Facebook.’ And somebody opened up their device and looked and said – I don’t even know what it was – 1.8, 2 million, whatever it is. I said, ‘No, it’s not.  I have zero friends on Facebook, zero. Zero.’”

“How many friends do I really have,” Glenn asked. “I know I have one. He’s sitting in the studio with me, and the reason why I can count him as my friend is because he was there with me in my darkest days. So I know I have one. How many friends do you really have?”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    We have passed a major crossroad in our nations history – life means little, while the pursuit of individual pleasure and stuff w/o morality or restraint is deemed to be the new ‘acceptable’ of the day.

    Ruination, madness, wickedness.

  • Anonymous

    After WWII there has been an accelerated progression of many Evils:

    Contraception
    Pornography
    Abortion
    Recreational Drugs
    Gay Marriage (so-called)
    Fornication
    and on and on…

    All of these Evils have been sold as “freedoms” and “rights” and all have been upheld as “Constitutional”. None of the above is “freedom”. All of the above enslave. We were warned, we ignored it. Moral relativism has been sold as “change and hope”.

    We keep hearing that the country’s infrastructure needs repair: it does and it isn’t roads and bridges.

  • Anonymous

    After WWII there has been an accelerated progression of many Evils:

    Contraception
    Pornography
    Abortion
    Recreational Drugs
    Gay Marriage (so-called)
    Fornication
    and on and on…

    All of these Evils have been sold as “freedoms” and “rights” and all have been upheld as “Constitutional”. None of the above is “freedom”. All of the above enslave. We were warned, we ignored it. Moral relativism has been sold as “change and hope”.

    We keep hearing that the country’s infrastructure needs repair: it does and it isn’t roads and bridges.

  • Anonymous

    The NSA gathers all that junk and then are sidestepped by an app that spoofs a phone number ? OBrother!

  • Anonymous

    God bless this mother and child. I hope they find out who these monsters are.

  • Anonymous

    God bless this mother and child. I hope they find out who these monsters are.

  • Sara Nichols

    This angers as a person with autism and it disgust me.

  • Sara Nichols

    This angers as a person with autism and it disgust me.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    I been bullied a lot in High School. I felt like the Schools punching bag. t one point I had no friends because I was angry and became a hard teen. My heart was cold pushed what friends I had away for I figure why would the want to be my friend. Now looking back at it a few of my tormentors asked for my forgiveness and I have forgiven all for Christ did for me. It breaks my heart hearing her story. She has it a lot worse than I did. What has the human race turn into? Why does the innocent have to be bullied? I vowed when I can to Christ to try my best to leave this world better than the one I came into but looking at this I wonder if this is even possible for even the many of us to make a stand. We need angels. We have to have people to take what the world is doing and reject it and use love to fight evil. Good song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORHRvI7o23g

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    I been bullied a lot in High School. I felt like the Schools punching bag. t one point I had no friends because I was angry and became a hard teen. My heart was cold pushed what friends I had away for I figure why would the want to be my friend. Now looking back at it a few of my tormentors asked for my forgiveness and I have forgiven all for Christ did for me. It breaks my heart hearing her story. She has it a lot worse than I did. What has the human race turn into? Why does the innocent have to be bullied? I vowed when I can to Christ to try my best to leave this world better than the one I came into but looking at this I wonder if this is even possible for even the many of us to make a stand. We need angels. We have to have people to take what the world is doing and reject it and use love to fight evil. Good song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORHRvI7o23g

  • Tim Checker

    I’ve said this many times – it should be only legal for a child under 18 to have a simple phone, with limited minutes and pay per use texting. No smart phones, no unlimited text or talk – for emergencies only. That alone would stop half the problems in schools today.

  • Anonymous

    The meaning of the word ‘friend’ has certainly become devalued. Thanks, Glenn.

  • Debbie Johansen House

    This is so disturbing on so many levels. I hope the parents of the bullies don’t actually defend them – there are bullies everywhere and anyone who thinks their kid isn’t capable isn’t looking closely enough. Yes your kid is on the internet, yes your kid is texting when you tell them not to, yes your kid needs to be watched and parented – for God’s sake.

    Here’s something that school should see….10 special needs kids that are ROCKSTARS in our town….
    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/10/cheerleaders_with_special_needs_inspire_at_hunterdon_huskies_football_games.html

  • Anonymous

    And so the texts from the kids are on record. Bust them! It is against the law to threaten someone.

  • Anonymous

    Where is the Quarterback? He should have her back.

  • Anonymous

    Do not make me come up there!

  • wanderingalien

    Good for you Sam! I’m sorry you had to go through what you did.

  • Anonymous

    My sister was new at a high school in the early 90s. In her first month, she witnessed three girls playing keep-a-way with a slightly retarded girls’ clothes. My sister stepped in. Words led to words, they refused to stop and turned on my sister. She ended up in a fist fight with all three girls, naked as jaybirds in the locker room. Broke one’s arm and gave a slight concussion and chipped teeth to another… I can’t remember what happened to the third. They weren’t expecting a girl, in the nude, to start throwing solid punches.
    My dad was called in, as my sister was being suspended, and asked my dad what he was going to do about it. My dad told him he would be taking her to a movie and dinner for doing the right thing. He explained had the school been doing it’s job, my sister would never had to take the action she did, and he’s never been prouder in his life.
    The retarded girl had no more problems after that day.
    You can have all the school assemblies you want… it may change the culture, it may not. The most efficient way to deal with bullies has always been, and always will be a solid punch to the beak.

  • Kristian Merrell

    I define a friend as an unrelated family member, someone, for whom. I would take a bullet and I’m fairly certain, would do the same for me. I have 6 maybe 7 people on my list who qualify.

  • mkr3

    sounds like another nanny state law to me

    rather, I think parents ought to step up and parent their child, and make good decisions such as limiting their phones, society doesn’t need a law for that they just need God

  • Anonymous

    The problem with young people like those that mock people like this young woman, who is disabled, is that their parents have not taught them to respect others, regardless of their physical or mental capacities. Our nation has become so impressed with the culture of the “beautiful people”, that we have forgotten what God’s Word says, i.e., God created us in the likeness and image of himself , and that does not apply to our physical image, it applies to our hearts, mind and especially our soul. I just wonder what the condition is of these young people who taunt this young woman. I doubt that it is at all centered in the love, likeness and image of God…

  • Chuck Kirkland

    your a lunatic who gives the rest of conservatives a bad name.. I grew up without religion up front in my face. I know the difference between right and wrong. What this country is missing is integrity . The only reason “evil” is running rampant in schools is because liberals tied the hands of the good kids. Before all the strict fines and punishment for fighting came along. Kids would either stand up to bullies or someone else would stand up to them.. All the rules have done is stopped the good kids from throwing hands with the punks.. Bully’s dont care about rules and never have. Instead of teaching everyone how to be a good victim. Teach them to have a backbone again and fend for themselves. . Whoop your kids butts once in a while when it calls for it. Trying to force religious persecution on people will backfire.. People like me will all out abandon the republican party leaving you sitting on your thumbs and talking to the wall..

  • Anonymous

    +This is one of those moments that might give credence for the very existence of the N.S.A. and find out the identity of this creep and punished to the fullest extent of the law. Shea is a sweet lovely young lady that deserves nothing but love and respect, mainly because she is not capable of doing anything evil.

  • Craig Bulloch

    No Glenn you are wrong ! From where I sit you have at least 2 facebook friends . Keep doing what you are doing and I’ll keep praying that every word you speak meets God’s approval . If it’s good enough for my maker it’s good enough for me !

  • Anonymous

    We are blessed greatly form Shea’s existence, she is one of the few that is innocent with a capability to show a pure type unconditional love. The innocence of children is the purest form of love in the world. Shea has that precious gift.

  • Anonymous

    Did you hear about the suicide of a 12 year old girl in Polk Co., FL who committed suicide be cause she couldn’t take the bullying? Two other girls, ages 12 and 14 have been arrested. I have a hard time believing things have progressed to this height in bullying. And the parents of at least one of the girls are defending her! It’s horrible. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/15/girls-12-and-14-arrested-in-death-bullied-florida-girl-police-say/

  • Anonymous

    I am curious. You say you know right from wrong, and I believe you. My question is simply this: How do you measure / gage / know right from wrong? Most people believe they are doing right. The way to know how you are really doing is to have a benchmark you compare your actions to that is not a benchmark controlled by you. So, where do you get your benchmark to know right from wrong?

  • Truth

    If they’re sending text messages, shouldn’t they have the offending cretins’ numbers?

  • Redwood

    Where are the parents to these monsters? Damn right. You parents look at your kids’ phones. Children don’t have the right to privacy until they are 18 and MOVED OUT of the house. Parents, don’t take the back seat and easy way out! It takes balls and perseverance to consistently discipline and teach your child. If you do it when they are young, you won’t have to do it in high school. Human life being devalued like that – disgusting! I’d strip my kids personal belongings down to nothing! Going without would do them some good.

  • Bob Phillips

    As a father of a special needs child and advocate for other’s I can tell you this is not all that uncommon. If you saw the pictures of the OFA “rally” at the capitol a few days ago you saw a sign that called a group of people “Tea-tards”. You don’t have to look very far to see where kids like the bullies at Plano get the license to behave the way they do. This is the logical result of the progressive rhetoric. Call a conservative a Tea-tard…call a conservative evil…conflate the two and you get mentally challenged equals evil. And they call conservatives the haters.

  • Anonymous

    Chuck Kirkland: Your post doesn’t make sense. What does this story have to do with conservatives or religion? You’ve taken several issues and folded them into your post without any connecting logic. Why is Glenn Beck a “lunatic”? What does your promise to abandon the Republican Party have to do with any of this?

  • Connie Lester

    I think it is horrible what these kids are doing but I have to wonder why parents would put an 8 year old in a high school setting in the first place.

  • Happymchappy

    This is what happens when you get a 5 minute time out instead of a spanking growing up.

  • Anonymous

    People can only text her if they know her phone number. Change the phone number.

  • Happymchappy

    She is 18 but has the mindset of a 8 year old. Most high schools have classes for special needs students.

  • Anonymous

    One thing that may help is to tell young people when you go shows like Mily Cyrus or MaDonna, even though your just there out of curiosity, you are showing support, stop going, turn off the tv set. These women are sending the message this is how women or girls want to viewed. The stupid Viagra commercials are sending the message this is what women want, honestly women want something else from men. Men need to speak up and if your a man of moral character you need to speak up about what you really would like to see in a woman. Tell young men not pressure girls to get abortions, to take responsibility for their mistake, don’t punish the unborn child. Stop spending money on pornography maybe spend money on adds that encourage males to become men and deal with life without drugs and sex promiscuity.

  • Bob Phillips

    Chuck makes Tony’s point for him. NIce bit of irony.

  • Guest

    Where is the principal of this school???

  • Happymchappy

    How much have you been drinking?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sue-Terry/1228328167 Sue Terry

    children are very mean and cruel….I know I was bullied …I feel so sad for this girl and all the other kids who are bullied….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sue-Terry/1228328167 Sue Terry

    Sam I know how you feel. Good for you to forgive and I wish you all the best in the world.

  • Anonymous

    My wife and I moved our son with Asperger’s syndrome out of the Plano school district to give him a fresh start. They kids CONSTANTLY picked on him. In one incident, I had found out later after about 3 weeks, that he had been buying kids lunches because “they were his friends and their parents didn’t give them any lunch money”.

  • Chuck Kirkland

    Sorry guys… This has nothing to do with religion.. If you enjoy your religion then I am so happy for you.. however this notion that god need to be pushed on everyone else in order to make this country right is INSANE! I support the Republican party. What I have to argue with people about all the time is about pushing religion into political matters.. Right or wrong has nothing to do with religion. Its all about integrity. So keep preaching brimstone and fire all you want.. Its your right.. People like me though are going to leave the republican party.. From the new polls out ,trust me this is a lot of people. This is a new country and time for a new outlook for the party.. You dont like gay marriage thats just fine. Keep that stuff to yourself before you find yourselves sitting in a small room with the rest of the old school republican party .. Wondering where everyone went.. The same thing is going to happen to the die hard Democrats too.. There is plenty of us in the leaning left or right who can make our own party and put the rest of you out of business..

  • Sherry H

    I think he’s calling Tony a lunatic? And to that I agree.

  • Chuck Kirkland

    Its a moral and integrity issue..

  • Chuck Kirkland

    I wasnt referring to Glenn Beck.. Take a look at the original post as well as others…

  • Darmacor

    Can I go with you? I myself have a few choice words for these kids as well, I probably wont be as polite as you though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sue-Terry/1228328167 Sue Terry

    how many of the brats texting her are now pretending to support her? all of them I bet. people sux

  • Anonymous

    This was more than 50 years ago. In the sixth grade, the new girl with the only boobs in the room was in control. She through the parties and knew how to control others. I wasn’t very popular, I grew up with a brother who bullied me, and I had trouble communicating with mean people, so I just kept quiet. A neighbor across the street, told me he was walking me home from school. I thought why to myself, the bus drops him off 1 block from his house, if he gets off at my school, he will have to walk 1 mile. I told him he didn’t need to, he insisted. I believe he heard something, because he went to the same junior high as my brother who bullied me. On our walk home together as friends, three boys were following us. They said something. He told me to wait. He walked over to them and a fight broke out. He won. I asked him what was that about. He told me, it didn’t matter. He walked me home. I believe today he was one of those people angels that god sends a persons way to help them. He grew up to be a fireman, fireman are usually compassionate people.

    The next day at school, all the kids in my school, were told to treat me like I was a disease. My brothers would make fun of me at home for not having any friends. I had no friends, and it stayed that way until high school, I got a job and bought my first car and turned into a young woman. Then I had all kinds of (supposed friends).

    It was worse though for another girl in the 6th grade. She had polio, her arm was crippled and she couldn’t lift it. The boys would imitate her when they walked around the room.
    Back then, bullies in elementary and junior high grew up to bei the high school losers. Today, they are the popular kids, the people put in charge of groups at business’s because managers no longer manage people. There is confusion about who is the bad guys and who is the good guys when business’s put bully type personalities in charge of others.

  • Jerri

    Read this on the same day I read about the Ohio U students who recorded a sexual assault instead of helping the poor victim, and posted the video on social media. What is happening to the youth of this country? Looks like we’ve oversold the “you’re so special” message. They’re becoming demonic.

  • Anonymous

    This breaks my heart! As a parent I tell my son that we are not to put people down because we are different that God has a plan for everyone. I hope Glenn gets to go to this school. We need to hold people accountable for their actions that hurt others. I read where a 12 yr. old killed herself over being bullied. Oh what kind of people are we that we tear others down.

  • Chuck Kirkland

    what , that im tired of arguing with democrats about religion?? I dont care if you believe in god or not. All this religious stuff is hurting the party. Thats my point. Most of the people dont live by the rules of the bible, then will try to preach to everyone else.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, I love you, and your compassion for this child who was bullied. You are a very special person, so smart and wise. God bless you.

  • Leah Hotchkiss

    Sorry Glen, it isn’t the kids you need to be yelling at…it is the parents! Take them to the woodshed for this! These parents need to be told in a very clear voice, “You raised these little brats, you look at what you have wrought and you fix it!”

  • Anonymous

    I’l be your friend on Facebook, Glenn I listen to you daily and have seen you twice and I bless you for helping to keep me informed, and to fight for the right.

  • Sarah Creach

    We would LOVE to have you speak at our school!! :) I hope they accept your offer.

  • Chuck Kirkland

    You know the holidays are coming.. The liberals will be out in full force trying to ruin Christmas . When its needed ive got your back.. I dont put up with their nonsense … Its a dang Christmas tree, Christmas party, and its called Christmas vacation for the kids. So I may come off as a bad person perhaps but for me things are about logic and getting along..

  • Anonymous

    Actually both—-The parents need to be called on and the kids need to be punished so that they will fear to do it again.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not about god or religion, it’s about morals and values. Know your history Chuck. No one is PUSHING any kind of religion – its part of the Founding of this country, our history, AND our heritage…but don’t take my word for it sir, listen to our founders in their own words on the subject:
    http://www.wallbuilders.com/libissuesarticles.asp?id=63

  • Reiki-ology Master Healing

    Iam adopting my special needs GD and this is EXACTLY why I am choosing to keep her at a school for special needs, not public. This is EXACTLY the kind of thing the teachers at EVERY school should have ZERO tolerance for, and yet they dont. Who is in charge of that school? Isnt HS age a bit OLD for such behavior? At this mental maturity rate soon we will be calling them “young adults” into their late 30s and 40s.

  • Chuck Kirkland

    Buddy I really wouldnt disagree .. I believe that religion was all throughout the beginning of this country.. If you read what i said I agree its a moral and integrity issue.. There are plenty on here who believe its a religious issue though… keep reading and get back to me.. BTW this isnt the beginning of this country anymore. Its time to evolve.. unless you would like to start burning people at the stake for witchcraft again.. Perhaps we can make it a pay per view event and help pay off the national debt..

  • Cl4tgp

    Don’t stress, some people have yet to master reading comprehension.

  • Andrea Clark

    Kids are taught by example. Show me a kid that’s had his butt whooped since he/she was 5 and I’ll show you a hands on parent.

  • Essay

    “…technology has made it possible for people to cower behind the shield of their virtual lives.” THAT. That right there. I really believe in situations like this we need to tear down the shield of anonymity. The cowardly little thugs texting their hate need to be revealed publicly before their peers and parents. They need own their words publicly, and take the responsibility for their ugly behavior. That would suck most of the fun out of it for them. And of course they ought to lose their cell phones, but I wonder if their parents have the back bone it takes to discipline them.

  • Chuck Kirkland

    This is the biggest problem in schools.. all the fines and punishments for fighting.. All it has done is tied the hands of the good kids who will abide by the rules. We know bullies dont care about the rules. They didnt all through the years I was in school and they dont now. ..Make fighting a slap on the wrist again and teach kids to stand up for themselves and the weak again.. Bullies will be knocked down a peg again.. They say my ideas are barbaric but we didnt have kids coming to school with guns and mowing down every one. I also dont remember any kids killing themselves because the bullies got the better of them. Who is really wrong..??

  • kathy

    My moral compass is in direct connection w/ my belief in a Higher Power. I read, I learn, I make decisions, both good, and bad. I don’t blame a party, a government or a church for my conduct. MY conduct is balanced by ME, within the boundaries of my own moral parameters period. When I am out of balance, or if I allow myself to do something that really seems uncomfortable, I have an obligation to myself, and those around me to determine why I’m uncomfortable, and what I need to do to become comfortable w/ myself and my decisions once again… because what I do, say or how I act or react has an impact on those people around me, thus I have, I believe, a moral obligation to be the best I can be. The worst thing I can do is to hurt someone, or judge someone, or ignore them. It does take a village. We may not all agree, but that’s not the problem. The problem, it seems to me, is that I am DEMANDED to believe in a system that collides w/ my moral compass. How I react to this dilemma is the measure of my own integrity. Remain calm, listen to all side, make an honest and honorable decision and live with it. Admit if I’m wrong, rejoice quietly, when I feel I’m right… in the end, no name calling, no violence, no name calling. We all win. Do you understand? All of this posturing, hate, and name calling is pulling us backward at warp speed, and therein lies the problem.

  • 1911HeadBanger

    This is what you have today with the electronic social media. Total disconnect from reality. Saying anything you want without having to face that person. Why do you think these young people and even adults start spouting off and say things they would never say to someones face on these forums and Facebook? It’s because they are safe and disconnected behind a keyboard or smartphone. These kids are sitting at the same damn table, texting each other. They ask each other on dates and to the prom by text message. There’s less pressure. So naturally, some little beast that has evil thoughts and a toilet for a mind anyway, can text some special needs kid with such vile, ruthless, evil crap. They are educated by the garbage on MTV and mainstream TV, they indulge with rap and vile music and watch videos of demented celebrities, Jackass stunts where stupid people pull stupid pranks. Then add the social media disconnect and you have the end product. Why do you think we are electing assholes like Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi. It’s idiot masses, that have been dumbed down to any decency or manners and want everything given to them. You should see some of these morons on a job. They can’t do ANYTHING without a computer or Smartphone. They can’t pay attention even to drive or an important meeting without having their head down in that stupid ass phone. They can’t eat without going to a drive-thru or having it delivered to them. They can’t make decisions, or operate independently of their brain in a phone.

  • Essay

    Your sister is an outstanding human being. And you are right, the most efficient way to deal with bullies is to make them regret their behavior in the most direct, impactful way possible (pun only slightly intended). I could tell similar stories about my son and my nephew, both who used calm, swift physical responses to put an end to bullying they encountered at school. They are respected by their peers as young men who won’t put up with bullying, and will stand up for those weaker than they.

  • Tami Moneymaker

    you have said what I feel and wanted to say….Thank You

  • kathy

    the SCHOOL should have her back…..

  • Chuck Kirkland

    Kathy people like you is the only hope for this party.. wasnt my intention to get so fired up .. I have such a problem with the liberals every time a debate happens.. What I hear the most from the other side. is about religion being forced at them.. i agree that some are just flat out delusional in their concerns. While a lot of them have a point. its hard to get anything done in compromise and trying to use logic when we have some people telling everyone that they will burn in hell for there sins every five minutes. all this is doing is keeping the party back.. its fine to believe what you want to believe. If its God or that we come from Mars.. i really dont care. when it comes to running this country though.. .. every one needs to sit on their beliefs and apply some logic. Do whats best for the people and meet in the middle.. There are just as many people who are willing to light into their own democratic party for similar problems.. We got both sides acting like fools and moving further and further from each other. when in most cases the answers are in the middle. ..

  • Anonymous

    Amen nothing like a good strait left in the mouth and honker most never see it coming if they do break a couple ribs with the right hook .Bless ya

  • http://www.splinterslair.com splinter48708

    Yeah, if I were a parent and seeing this, my child(ren) would be on “NC Status” (Nothing Coming) for a while. They get to go to school and that’s it. No smart phone, no computer, no console games, no TV, no Radio, no hanging out with their friends, Facebook account deactivated, No Twitter, no social media at all. If they have a license to drive. Sorry, that’s taken away as well and the local PD made aware that until further notice, if my child is caught driving, they will not have their license on them and if they end up in lockup, they will be sitting there as they will not be bailed out.

    Maybe after a month of absolutely no extra contact (and, the school would notified as well of the sanctions and would they kindly enforce that while my wayward child is under discipline) with their so-called peers, they’d change their tune.

  • Anonymous

    This makes me sick….my son was bullied in junior high because he was “little”. He grew in high school and became someone who stood up to the bullies-and I’m so proud of him for doing this. He simply tells me that he knows how bad it hurts and he doesn’t want others to go through what he did. He’s also made some great new friends in the kids he stuck up for.

    Parents who are blind to or will not acknowledge their little darling is a bully are a lot of the problem too. Watching parents encourage this behavior makes me ill!! (and yes I’ve seen it many times…) If, as a parent, you are too busy being your child’s “best friend” or are not willing to accept that your little darling is misbehaving, then this type of behavior will continue.

  • Anonymous

    Just a word of warning I also have a seizure disorder from a brutal hit to the back of the skull 6′ 2” 221lbs not the biggest dude but know this I no real pain having a seizure is like having the crap kicked out of you FOR THREE DAYS IN A ROW so some of us so called shaky shakers are not quite what you would expect in your perfect worlds if we can stand a seizure think how hard it would be to hurt us when we close your mouths for week’s did I forget to mention I like bullies they look so sweet when there sleeping .

  • Susan Merrifield

    Tonybigs You said it perfectly. You are 100% right. Thank you.

  • Scott Forster

    She’s actually really pretty and seems like a sweet person, she does not deserve this

  • Rob

    Don’t lie, cheat, steal or kill.

    Pretty sure most people live by the rules of the bible.

  • Anonymous

    I have seizures too

  • Anonymous

    Obviously the kids doing this bullying were brought up by deficient parents who never taught them a damned thing about love, kindness or respect for fellow human beings. The saddest thing is that this seems to be happening more often. I believe some of it is because children & PARENTS are not attending church & learning basic principles of how to be a decent person.

  • Polly Purebred

    As Red Foreman from That 70s Show always said ‘not enough foot up the ass’….and probably no dads of the bullies around either.

  • Solodon

    you ever notice how the kids morals have gone to crap right after parents had to stop whacking their kids if they acted stupidly?

  • Jeffrey Lamela

    This story makes me sick. I’m with Shea too.

  • ron

    I lived a year in hell on the bus in seventh grade, every day I had to endure a 7 mile ride with the older kids not giving me a seat, hitting me kicking me, spitting in my hair, calling me names and trying to get me to react. I never did, and no one on the bus stood up for me except for one time a girl made her brother give me a seat. I’ll never forget her. But that was one day out of the entire year. The same kids tried that with my brother the next year. I stood up and confronted them and endured the blows to my back as the ring leader pounded me. He vowed to get me in school, he never did. The bullying stopped. I have zero tolerance for any one I see bullying. I will tear you apart like a mad bear. And I have no problem with it.

  • Cougrcrumby

    Couldn’t agree with you more. Good for your sister and your pop for raising you right.

  • sixholdens

    Sounds good to me. All you have to do is convince the school board that a few split lips and a loose tooth or two are better than a suicide or emotionally handicapped teenager (or younger).

    Nothing wrong with setting up a boxing ring and letting them go at it, of course sometimes the bully has to be caught by surprise to pound the point home so getting in the ring isn’t always the best approach.

  • sixholdens

    Throughout the ages life has meant little in the big picture of the world. Nothing has changed in that regard. Some have become more aware that that is how it is, but just another result of better education.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, I am the mother of a special needs student and I would love to come with you to Plano to instruct those ignorant, nasty children and their neglectful, inept parents.

  • diamond

    Where are the decent kids in this high school? I would have sit with her everyday and lunch and let her mother no that she no longer needed to because I got this and I dare a soul to say another word! I know my daughter is just like me and I hope her daughter is too! Good people, please stand up! It’s the only way to stop this sickness!

  • diamond

    Absolutely!

  • denvy42

    And that’s how you handle a bully!!

  • Jerri Hightower

    Well generally the bully is bigger and stronger than the victim – it helps the bully to feel more powerful. So you want a victim – and in this case it was a special needs child with a neurological issue – to get beat up? That is not a solution I could live with. How about we expel the bullies – punish them accordingly – and then we ALSO fine/punish the parents? Don’t forget if the school or a bus driver or some other employee was aware and did nothing, they should get a lovely punishment as well for not doing one of the important things they are there for.

  • Bill M

    Dear Mr Beck, I for one hope you do some serious ass kicking. I have a autistic daughter and thank God her classmates loved her. If she had suffered like this I promise the bullies would have paid dearly. I was bullied in school because I was tall and very skinny. I never fought back, but if I would have known then what I know now things would have been different. Make those bullies cry Glenn. Bless you for standing up for those who cannot!

  • John Albano

    These are today’s children, the future of America. They have grown up without community, little knowledge of morals and complete disrespect for anyone or anything outside of the little electronic device they are glued to 24/7. Their friends, their community, their lives exist in cyberspace where anonymity and a lack of accountability allow them to form the social ‘norms’ that they have adopted and now live by. They do not have to be anywhere at any specific time, as their shows, music, messages and phone calls all come straight to their pocket. Patience isn’t a virtue to them, it’s not even part of their life. They have waited for nothing, earned nothing, and feel no responsibility, remorse or empathy… they are growing up in a hollow world where the government will provide for them from cradle to grave.

    I don’t blame them. They’re kids. They were created by their parents, by modern culture and the really less-than-stellar version of America we’ve been living in lately.

    Personally, I think we’ve got a generation that’s simply too broken to try to fix, but it’s not too late to work on the new ones.

  • Bill M

    Wow, tell sis way to go! It’s a shame the only way to stop these idiots is knock them out. Oh and a pat on the back to your dad for standing up for your sister. He also did the right thing. Sounds like you have great roll models. The thing to remember is never abuse the power, use it for good. Very good!!

  • Marie

    Nice strawman you got there.

  • Marie

    I am glad Glenn called out that vile POS Dan Savage. People like Savage act like gay kids are the only kids on earth that are bullied, yet conveniently ignore all the other cases of bullying, including this one.

  • Angela Jodoin Belyea

    We live in a sociopath society, it is the sociopath generation…

  • Jeffrey Randall

    It is our upbringing I keep going back to. When I’m courtius to all people especially older people. When I open doors for all women old, young, attractive, not attractive I’m honoring and doing what my parents taught me. I even tell people, “My mother raised me right, I give her the credit.” People are pleasantly surprised. We all have to stand up for ourselves and anyone who is weaker than us. When I was in school my friend Jeff Smith (I’m not kidding) and I NEVER let a boy harm a girl in our presence. It was how we were raised. It only took one beat down for all the guys to know, you DON’T hit a girl. That was that. So when you see a child or young person showing no respect, you can bet a lot of it was how they are being raised or lack there of. I’m not only blaming the parents, but they have a lot to do with it.

  • Anonymous

    That’s awesome. Sometimes a solid punch to the teeth is what’s needed. God Bless your sister!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.galey.735 Michael Galey

    Nothing I mean NOTHING beats the Pearl Harbor of all boxing that is a straight shot to the snot box!! I blinds the person and leaves them open to finish them off.

  • Bob

    Look in the mirror, Glenn. Do you remember when the TV reporter, Serene Branson had a brain malfunction during a live report and couldn’t pronounce her words? You Stu and Dan were mocking her mercilessly. You had all the sensitivity of three frat boys on their second pitcher of beer. When you imitate people with speak impediments like Barney Frank’s lisp, again you’re setting a bad example. There’s a lot to criticize about Barney Frank, but when you mock his lisp, your message gets lost. Go back and listen to some of your radio shows Glenn, you’ll hear yourself regularly making fun of people, not because of bad political choices, but for their physical qualities. At times your radio show resembles Howard Stern’s show

  • Anonymous

    I agree and be prepared to endure the firestorm that will come when one takes a stance against immorality. It threatens what they are addicted to.

  • Anonymous

    those things do enslave people…drugs and nasty kinds of thinking is good today…and the 10 commandments are bad…all backwards…so awful…fix our thought process the people with disabilities…have rights too…so sorry for this little girl…get her a body guard from the students at school..sad…who knows maybe a lecture…or maybe they will see one day that helpless child will be theirs to care for…in the future…God Help Us…

  • Anonymous

    oh … If only kids would listen…but Hollywood pushes the glitz of it…but not the downfall of society…sad…I don’t go to movies any more … I won’t give a dime to their coffers so they can make fun of my morals…

  • Anonymous

    What are the sources of all good and all evil?

    You? People? Collective wisdom? Democratic vote? The business end of a rifle?

    Many people have given their lives as witnesses to that which is good and truthful and, except for one, none of them were without fault.

    If you are truly a person of good will then you are closer to Christ than you may realize.

  • Anonymous

    That’s how I take it as well. Why do you agree?

  • Anonymous

    some people want to ignore the truths in life…if they would step back…and read it maybe it would help…if you don’t read the words yourself you cannot see…but lying is a sin…cheating (on people & tests) is a sin…so is stealing a paper from someone elses homework…and to kill a person or a baby is wrong…but God will forgive you…but you must repent…but this has nothing to do with this article…how easy we get rerouted…this poor girl being bullied..but Mom take the phone away from her…delete messages or something before your daughter can see it…so sad…kiss your daughter…I had a bully or two…do things to me…I wacked one with my umbrella when he broke it on me while we were in school yard I can see it in my mind today…and other kid would throw rocks at me…and fling my hat (they were dorky) in the road…we did not have much money to buy cool ones…wool hats do not was well…back then anyway…who knows what happened to these guys…but I never saw much of them later in my life…

  • Sherry H

    Because religion or God or absence of, etc… has nothing to do with what happened. And the religious right will make sure that the republicans never get in to office again. Trust me, I’d like to vote for a republican. I will not vote for someone who thinks that everything that is right and good has to do with religion and that everything that is wrong is because of the absence of “Christianity”. Republicans will continue to shoot themselves in the foot with the insistence on aligning themselves with religious fanatics.

  • Anonymous

    but where does that come from is what Kim is asking…if you have no gage to follow…the morals of today are almost anything goes…as I see it…but I know I won’t win this argument…love of God is like my life…He is so there for me…I won’t say more…have a great day…it is almost tomorrow now…

  • Anonymous

    No one, except for for one, has successfully and completely lived “the rules of the bible”. However, that doesn’t disqualify any of them from conveying the truth — should they choose to embrace and convey truth. Indeed, to help each other we must try to advise if we see or hear someone who is about to make an error (such as bullying). One of the virtues is counsel.

    Seems logical and helps us to get along.

  • Anonymous

    some times a little yelling help too…I used a wooden cooking spoon or brush…could never catch my kids though…Dad was always working nights…so he did not have energy…hehehe such is life…but most of all they had time out with heads on the wall and hands on their backs…10 or 15 min…then writing 100 times I will not ____ ( whatever they did)….I would pray they would behave…I know they were bullied we could not afford the cool clothes…and stuff…but we did go to church and pray…

  • Anonymous

    you cannot buy cigarettes before 18…see ..that would work just add text or phone….like that would work…oh well laws will not solve everything….

  • Anonymous

    so sorry for your childhood…some people will know what you know…I will pray for these children…I recall people making fun of some children and they were adults…my experience was my Uncles girl friend said I was fat…isn’t that awful coming from an adult…?? some people make fun of others and the are adults…the ugliness of the tongue is awful at times isn’t it???

  • Anonymous

    my daughter took computer away from the kids altogether…

  • Anonymous

    still I don’t know how a kid could climb up there alone in the dark…God rest her soul .. she was only 12…that tower was huge…

  • Sherry H

    I DO agree with this. As a former public school teacher I can say without hesitation that you are correct about this.

  • Anonymous

    I agree…just wish I had some real friend to agree…I guess a lot of people eat sand…

  • Anonymous

    In our *elementary* school the teachers would wield a paddle (with holes drilled in it) like a baseball bat and swing with both hands in front of the other students and if outside in front of the entire grade.

    It might have been embarrassing (maybe not) to the misbehaving student but that paddling was considered punishment from the teacher not the student being bullied so the paddling was viewed as a completely separate thing.

  • Anonymous

    Cyber thugging. The epitome of cowardice. .

  • Anonymous

    I agree. .but remember every generation is faced with the same choices. Elvis, Beatles. .etc

  • Anonymous

    As already conveyed, be prepared for the firestorm.

  • Zachary Wheeler

    This is the problem with the advances we have made in social media. Now that everyone can hide behind a fake name, an avatar, and fake numbers, really sick people can do sick things without fear of retribution. They need to trace these texts, find out the identity of those doing it, and then blaze their faces on TV. Then the public can shame them and condemn them for what they have done. Hopefully by being embarrassed and shamed for what they did, they might be moved to repentance.

  • Zachary Wheeler

    “the religious right will make sure that the republicans never get in to office again.”

    Sounds like RINO logic to me. Who do you think is the base of the party? Do you honestly think that abandoning the grass roots evangelical base would save the party? Maybe if they want to make themselves a permanent minority party. That would be the dumbest move the Republican party could make. You sound just like the snooty republicans that asked Rush “What are you going to do about these Christians? They’re an embarrassment!” The grass roots evangelicals are one of the main reasons these snooty SOBs even have a chance of winning any elections. Abandoning them will only ensure that they never win any major elections ever again.

    “I will not vote for someone who thinks that everything that is right and good has to do with religion and that everything that is wrong is because of the absence of “Christianity”.”

    So basically you won’t vote for someone who believes in God even if they share the same conservative principles. Honestly, I think you’re the one with the problem. Not the conservative evangelicals.

  • Rich Provost

    Kinds of reminds me of what happened when I was in school. We had moved into a new neighborhood and at the school across the street from our house where my sister would be attending (I was older and attended elsewhere), we ran into a neighborhood bully who began abusing my sister, I stood up for her and simply faced the bully. I should mention that I am very small and was even more so then. He made a comment and then punched me in the abdomen. As I was expecting it I simply tensed up my muscles and stood staring him in the eye. After a verbal remark we separated. He left my sister alone after that. I did NOT strike back, but simply stood there.

  • PissedOffAmerican

    Does your post relate to the story in any way? Sorry, I don’t mean that as rude, just honestly wondering if I missed the connection or if you did.

  • Kay

    If school is that hellish for the kids, take them out. Why on earth would you leave them in that environment?

  • Anonymous

    Discussion concerning how we got here and why we should be mindful of our own behavior. The two girls’ parents apparently did not recognize bullying. Why is that? Were there clues that present-day interpretation of “acceptable behavior” hides? Somehow, someway these girls thought what they were doing was either OK, didn’t care or that they would “get away with it”.

  • Anonymous

    That’s the pernicious way of these “choices”.

    Yesterday Elvis was scandalous while Miley Cyrus would be in jail for lewd conduct. Today Elvis would look pretty tame while some people cheer Miley Cyrus on further.

    Ultimately, is it the same choice? That’s were moral relativism creeps in.

  • Ajean72

    Well well well, now that the aftermath of bad, spoiled, immature acting adults happens, people want to get angry with the kids. Look how the president acts, look how our politicians act, look how the schools are to the kids, look at the condescending manner by the lefties in academia and Hollywood, and the kids that are allowed to have their college throw away affairs, and then ask the taxpayers to pay for their abortions because in the words of Obama, they don’t want to be “punished with a baby”. They have learned to have no regard for another human life. Liberals claim to be compassionate but they have more compassion for a tree or fish. All people who accept the way the adults in this country behave, whether on the television, in church (where basically women are actually comparing their dresses and hats and ridicule the so called losers or those that cannot afford a better outfit) and society in general where everyone has got to be beautiful, perfect and have a perfect working body while you make fun of those whose bodies don’t work right, you are the ones that have failed this girl. The blame is on you. You accept that behavior from society and this is what you get.

  • Anonymous

    making fun of disabled is this Prez islamo-Nazi way, for even hitler started the you’re nobody unless you’re perfect. however The One True God only Makes Perfection and Shea is God’s Perfection. Specials Needs Is Most Special Because They Are an expression of Gods Love and they care Unconditionally ! For Our IslamNazi Prez only Loves Himself! and all koolaide drinkers who follow him do not know how to love,either-in our now thugocracy-the chicago way!

  • Anonymous

    hiding behind text are Cowards they are pathetic! teachers and principals are just as bad some of them are just as bad because they use the position to bully the innocents!

  • Janet Wright

    One problem is TV shows that feature teens being disrespectful to adults and others and it being perceived as funny. Also reality shows featuring mean girls like it’s something to be proud of. It sends a mixed message to kids and they think that’s how they are supposed to talk to people. Anything goes if it gets a laugh. We need to be careful what we allow our young people to watch and make sure they know that kind of behavior is not to be tolerated. It also helps to actually talk to kids about how they treat others and if they see any signs of bullying with their siblings or friends, they need to put a stop to it right away. There’s too many parents who think their kids are perfect and take up for their kids even when they are wrong and then wonder why they end up in jail or in gangs.

  • Warren Jones

    Its Funny Glenn, You Are preaching this, but you Demonetize The WWE For Storylines that everyone with half a brain knows is fake, Yet they are a part of the Be a Star Program, and have been working AGAINST bullying since before you little tirade here.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    I am not I am stronger for it. Yes it is.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    I am not what does not kill me made me into the person I am today.

  • Dylan Thompson

    My dad and I enjoy watching you and love to see you, one of few that speaks about the things going on in this world, Glenn. My entire life I was bullied relentlessly in school. When I look at the world around me I have hope, then I look closer. I don’t think we can fix these problems because we can’t fix these kind of people… So many people, not just kids but even adults numb to the words they say. They are numb to the meaning of the words in the language they were raised speaking! I have given up on the people around me. you can’t fill a cup of water if it is full of holes..

  • Bonnie Somer

    stand up to bullies that is all they are

  • Sherry H

    Will do. And other firestorms that have nothing to do with that with which you are consumed. I don’t mean to be disrespectful. I just feel that this type of emotional belief applied to every situation (in judgement) will destroy the Republican party. I do wish you the best.

  • Michael

    I am a 48 yr. old man… and I am sitting here in tears…. this little girl is gorgeous, I can not believe kids can be so heartless… but they are, my kid is bullied… the schools do nothing and most kids won’t report it because the don’t want to be labeled a tattle tell… yes my friends… evil exists, this is an example…

  • Sherry H

    Incorrect. Indeed I will vote for someone who believes in God. I will not vote for someone who is so far right that they can’t see anymore. And yes, you are correct that the religious right makes up the base of the Republican support… which is a huge why they are not in office, I believe. There are conservative principles in this home, thanks. And all the best to you. I’m hoping for a reasonable Republican. I’ll vote for him/her.

  • Connie Leffelman

    These are the monsters this country is raising every day. If it were me, I would hunt down those kids like animals, you can bet on it!

  • K.c. Parker

    I see you are one of those that thinks teachers, coaches, school officials are the ones that should teach morals, consequences, along with everything else they are supposed to teach them. When will the parents quit being the friend and go back to being a parent.

  • Raymond Steven Grenke

    I want to be Glenn Beck’s friend even before this, this is the tipping point. I would love to meet with him since he fights for all we hold dear on this earth. And fighting for everyone. And Shea is never alone from this moment, soldiers, civilians and people who have felt that with absolutely no support in their minds are flocking to this. And just so they know, I have been bullied before as well, I support all of you and I wish peace for you all. Never alone will you stand, in shadows or sun. When all you need is help, I hope that hope comes.

  • Anonymous

    God bless you brother I hope that they a controlled you will be in my prayers I know there are many reasons for seizures it does not matter why they just hurt shouldn’t that be enough pain without being chastised .

  • K.c. Parker

    My son was the gentle giant at his school and endured many years of bullying because he was the big boy. I did what I was supposed to do, taught my son to treat others according to Gods rule. This went on until he was a Junior in high school and one day he had enough from one of the boys in the locker room that had been his tormenter from his elementary days. Some of my son’s friends said that when he punched the bully his feet went higher than his head. I was called to school to discuss the matter. I said “I’m glad my son saved the school from a lawsuit, and you should be too.” My son was upset by the punch he threw, but I told him that even God got mad at times and I thought he had used great restraint to have lasted as long as he had.

  • Anonymous

    If my kid was doing that , they could forget about having a phone till they were 18 and i couldn’t stop them.

  • Anonymous

    Stick a fork in a electrical wall socket and you get lit up. Make bullying the same way. You do it , you suffer for it. Just like the wall socket , no exceptions !!!

  • Divine Insurrection

    Shae, if you are stirring up evil it means you are making it uncomfortable. Keep rockin’, girly! God has big plans for you and the devil knows it. These stupid kids are just tools he’s using to bring you down. Got my eye on you, honey. You will do big things. AMAZING things. <3

  • Conservative NOT Racist

    Gotta agree with them. Where do your morals and integrity come from? What basis do you have for them? Where did your parents get theirs from?

    I read your entire first post and agreed with you on most with the main exception being your opening statement. You probably lost any respect the rest of it earned just by that one line. No, that person does NOT give the rest of conservatives a bad name. What gives us a bad name is those who say they are conservative, get elected to office and then show their true colors by not defending conservative values.

    I’m a Christian, but I’m not an “in your face” one. I DO, however, not chastise someone because they believe that true evil has come to our nation. It has. If we don’t recognize that, we truly are doomed.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, the “normals” have ALWAYS done things like that to those of us with physical and/or mental differences. Even adults(who should know better) make sure anyone with differences isn’t wanted. And they wonder why it is we can do better with life than they do. Maybe it’s out of jealousy although it’s not entirely clear what normal people who have everything going for them are jealous about. A nice thing to think about when people throw their insecurities in the way for us to trip over is knowing that God makes so people who already have the capacity to be strong-minded are the ones picked to be handicapped. Not everyone can get that gift.

  • amiciLatinae

    Check Plano’s record. This is the Suicide Pact school of the 90′s. Uber rich kids are cruel budding femenazis and the males are Carneys in training. What’s the problem? No God, no moral base, no love.

  • Anonymous

    The problem starts with the liberal administrators and teachers… and the unions protect them… not the children. Kids to them are collateral damage.
    Take God out of schools and this is what you get.

  • Anonymous

    I agree this is terrible but I have witnessed time and time again so many wonderful kids who do have the back of their special needs classmates. I am willing to say well over 90% would never do this. We do have great kids but those who are doing this must be brought out and punished.

  • Wayne Shirley

    Before you get your panties in a bunch I know not all Public school employees suck.

    The simple fact of the matter is this, Public schools are nothing more the crying union members whining about big classes and not enough pay for doing the least they have to do by law. We as parents cannot rely on lazy public school employees. We have to give our kids the tools to be aware and to stand up when needed. to step in and help the weak. Obviously you cannot expect a handicapped person to do more then they can do but you should expect the other kids around to step in and help when needed. this garbage of using your words and no physical contact is crap. I agree with Chuck. when I was in school we had bullies but we also were able to throw a punch and not get kicked out of school. This pussyfied way of life we are teaching our kids has suppressed basic human instinct of survival. Our boys are getting weaker and using tools (guns, knices etc..) instead of thier fists. Now dont get me wrong Im not saying that every conflict requires a fist fight. But if teens cant ever get out any of the natural frustrations due to fear of expulsion then we should expect more bullies and more extreme violence in our schools. I will never puish my child for doing the right thing, standing up for him/her self or for stepping in to help a weaker kid. And any school official cant see the difference between right and wrong then as a comminity we make sure they are replaced. It is not the schools responsibility to teach our kids honor, pride, self respect, and integrity. That is your job as a parent and if you are raising a bully may be you should sign your kid over to be adopted and drive yourself off a very high cliff.
    in Closing I have tought my children when its ok to use force and only use the force needed to stop the threat. so know if your kids go to school with my kids and they think its ok to bully others I hope you have good medical insurance.

  • Anonymous

    How sad! My son has Downs Syndrome. I fear when he is old enough to start high school.

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnabraham.anderson John Abraham Anderson

    ChuckyBoy, My dad always told me, “never start a fight, but if you are going to be picked on, or beat up, just remember: you’re going to hurt anyway, so make sure they will hurt, too”. He agreed with the “hit them in the beak”, and said it would stop anyone dead in their tracks. It does, had to use it once on my sister!

  • russellmuscle1

    You have to make it not worth it for somebody to pick on you. There’s only a couple ways to do this. You can ignore a bully…..but that’s easier said then done. Some bullies will get physical and being able to not show any reaction is not something that most are capable of. The second thing, you can bite back. You can either beat their ass, or you can say meaner crueler things to them. Once again, not everyone has the “talent” of a razor sharp tongue or a good right hook.
    There’s not much teachers can do. Unfortunately, this is something to child must do on their own.

  • russellmuscle1

    I love this story. People like your sister are so rare.

  • Anonymous

    I have neither the right nor authority to judge people souls. It is wrong to do so. However, I do have the right and authority to judge actions whether it be my own or other people’s. As for myself I have to judge whether or not it is safe to cross the street also, if possible I have to judge whether or not someone near me may be stepping in front of a speeding car.

    I can do nothing or I can advise.

    As to the present topic I can judge my own actions concerning someone who is bullying me and I can judge the actions of others who are bullying someone else.

    I can do nothing or I can advise.

    These above situations described are in one’s proximity: you see or hear something around you.

    Take a step back. One may realize that the action of bullying is not isolated and seems to be increasing in frequency. Why? Advanced reporting techniques? Perhaps. Perhaps there are other forces that mold the decision-making of people. I try to avoid those things which can, conceivably, do harm to people.

    For example: I made my original posting. Now, one can say I am incorrect, wrong, in error OR one can say I am a lunatic, an idiot, stupid, moron, crazy, etc.

    You judged your response and said I was a “lunatic”. Lunatic applies to a whole person.

    Which one is judgmental and emotional: “incorrect” or “lunatic”? Do you discern a difference between the two?

    God be with you.

  • Sherry H

    Thanks Tony. And with you as well.

  • russellmuscle1

    Shea is beautiful!

  • Anonymous

    God bless you & thanks. Yes I take a daily med that completely controls my seizures & I haven’t had one in years.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe 1 of these little brats should have a seizure. Maybe if they woke up on the floor or the ground with scrapes all over their foreheads & desperately trying to get reoriented & reacalated & trying to figure out where the hell they are, maybe they’d have some empathy.

  • Anonymous

    That’s great news most of the time i’m good but sometimes I have petit mal seiz ures but I’m blessed Thank you for the response God bless you

  • Anonymous

    You know most of the people out there are very compassionate and would help us in a heartbeat but there are always those out there that have to be cruel and will do anything to get others to look away from there short comings , I was smashed in the head by a cast iron skillet  and from then on I have had to deal with it but remember the lord knows us and if it don’t kill us he is the one that gets us through it so keep the faith brother if you just need to get things off your chest just let me know i’ll be here to listen you got my word on that ! God be with you my brother

  • Anonymous

    What the hell could you have done to get hit with a cast iron skillet?

  • women99

    Yes parents should be responsible.
    HOWEVER, IF YOUR CHILD WAS BEING RAPED WOULD YOU WANT SOMEONE like you (A teacher) help her out.
    Is it okay to look the other way because they are NOT your child.
    Do you have any morals at all? Is it not in your union contract to help someone who is being bullied?
    What a pathetic piece of DUNG you are

  • roberta4343

    bullying is not a recent phenomona, I was bullied quite a bit, adults did nothing, the teachers did nothing and I seen other kids bullied as well, nothing was done, the only time the teachers got involved was when people started to fight back against the bullies and they were the ones punished not the bully. when I fought back against one once I was the one hauled in and questioned and treated like a criminal. this was over 40 years ago. now you have technology that allows bullies to harass you while your at home whether the phone computer etc. so i say if you don’t like the show change the channel, you do not have to allow public comments on your facebook or twittor. bullies are not right, but no need to let them come into your homes through technology. where are the bullies parents? they need to punish and discipline their own kids not throw it on others. the parents need to be held accountable if they refuse to punish and teach their kids some manners when they are told of what is happening.

  • Anonymous

    Hey brother lets put it this way the very beautiful young fox I met when I was 23 turned into Satan at 28 she was and still is destroying lives as she moves about the worst part was we brought 3 great kids into that mess after 8 yrs with her I took them and down the road we went what a nightmare she is now on her 7th husband that should give you an idea of the little tiger I tangled with : ) God bless you

  • Anonymous

    Ajean72, I believe everyone will accept responsibility for their actions after they are called before the True Judge. You have laid out most of what I believe is a result of all you have said. There is much more but we are so blinded by what is passed off as good we sometimes miss the true good.
    This article is uplifting for me because this child is truly beautiful and the kids supporting her at this school are also. Their beauty out shines the actions of the others that are so insignificent.
    The insignificent ones will be in my prayers because of their obvious anguish.
    The beautiful kids will be there too. I will be thanking the only Power that Matters for making me aware of them.

    I think we all know this kinda thing goes on but then there is little we can do but rejoice at what judgement awaits the beautiful supporting children and pray for the turnaround of the others!

  • Maria Rieske

    Any time I’m tempted to say something mean to a person of special needs I remember what Scrooge had realized when he looked on poor Tiny Tim and the ghost of Christmas Present reminded him of some hurtful words Scrooge said earlier about letting people die to decrease the surplus population. The ghost said, “It may be that in the eyes of heaven you are more worthless and less fit to live than MILLIONS like this poor man’s child.”

  • Tired of Judgemental People

    My son was suspended from school at the age of 9 for choking down a boy two grades ahead of him for physical abuse on a little girl two grades below my son. I bought him a new horse and tack. Still to this day (he is now 19) he will defend ANYONE being picked on and bullied. He is a bullrider. If 2000 pound plus bulls don’t scare him, no 200 plus man is going to.

  • Anonymous

    This is the first time I have ever agreed with Glenn Beck about anything.