A working mother was recently called in by her daughter’s school, accusing the girl of hitting a boy. To everyone’s surprise, the mother handled the issue like a true pro.
The story went viral on the Internet as soon as it appeared, with people siding with the mother, who works as an ER nurse.
Here is how everything began:
“I’m an ER Nurse. We’re not allowed to keep our phones on us, they’re to be kept in our lockers. A call comes into the hospital reception on a private line for me.”
“Phone: This is (teacher) from (school). There’s been an incident involving your daughter. We need you to come in.
“Me: Is she ill or injured? Can it wait until my shift is over in two hours?”
“Phone: Your daughter has struck another pupil. We’ve been trying to call you for 45 minutes. It really is very serious.”
The mother had to ask for the rest of her shift off and ran to the girl’s school to inspect the matter. The principal even tried to make her look bad in front of everyone.
“I go to the school and am ushered into the principal’s office. I see my daughter, a male teacher, a female counselor, the principal, a boy with blood around his nose and a red face, and his parents.
“Principal: How kind of you to FINALLY join us!
“Me: Yeah, things get busy in the ER. I’ve spent the last hour administering over 40 stitches to a seven-year-old who was beaten by his mother with a metal ladle and then I had to deal with the police regarding the matter. Sorry for the inconvenience.”
Once the woman got there, she felt ready to sanction her child, but found what actually happened soon enough, which made her reconsider.
“After watching him [the principal] try to not act embarrassed, he tells me what has happened. The boy had twanged my daughter’s bra and she had punched him in the face twice. I got the impression they were more angry with my daughter than the boy.”
Then, the mother called out the school on the unspoken of sexual assault that was clearly going on:
“Me: Oh, and you want to know if I’m going to press charges against him for sexually assaulting my daughter and against the school for allowing him to do it?”
The boy’s parents assured her she doesn’t have enough to go to a court with this, but the mother didn’t hold back:
“They all get jittery when I mention sexual assault and start speaking at once.
“Teacher: I don’t think it was that serious.
“Counselor: Let’s not overreact.
“Principal: I think you’re missing the point.
“The boy’s mother then starts crying.”
Afterwards, the mother asked the daughter what happened exactly:
“Daughter: He kept pinging my bra. I asked him to stop but he didn’t, so I told my teacher. He told me to ignore it. The boy did it again and undid my bra so I hit him. Then he stopped.
“I turned to the teacher.”
“Me: You let him do this? Why didn’t you stop him? Come over here and let me touch the front of your trousers.”
“Teacher: What? No!”
“Me: Does that seem inappropriate to you? Why don’t you go and pull on the counselor’s bra right now. See how fun it is for her. Or on that boy’s mom’s bra. Or mine. You think just because they’re kids it’s fun?”
The principal refused to back down:
“Principal: With all due respect, your daughter still beat another child.
“Me: No. She defended herself against a sexual assault from another pupil. Look at them. He’s a foot taller than her and twice as heavy. How many times should she have let him touch her? If the person who was supposed to help and protect her in a classroom couldn’t be bothered what should she have done? He pulled her bra so hard it came undone.”
Everyone finally got a hold on the severity of this situation:
“The boy’s mom is still crying and his dad looks both angry and embarrassed. The teacher won’t make eye contact with me.
“I was so angry I gathered my daughter’s things and left. I reported it to the superintendent, and was assured it was strongly dealt with.”
Today’s society is deteriorating with people like the principal who still believe we are living in the 20s or the 30s. Ultimately, if you don’t learn to stand up for yourself or your children, you can easily get lost in a community that has no respect to gender, race or ethnic equality.