The Short of It
Two California women did what some of us parents dream of doing: they confronted their child's bullies. But the mom and stepmom of a 12-year-old boy took things too far and wound up getting arrested.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, the Fresno moms, whose names have not been published to protect their son's identity, say they tried going through the school administrators for help in stopping the bullying, but to no avail. So, the fed-up parents decided to take matters into their own hands—literally.
Allegedly, the women, ages 29 and 33, showed up at Cooper Academy and made a scene in the cafeteria, where 100 people were gathered for an after-school activity. They pushed and touched their son's bullies—two girls ages 12 and 13.
One of the mom's daughters also got involved and began fighting with another girl, who may have been injured during the altercation.
The grown women's antics led to arrests for suspicion of felony conspiracy and misdemeanor cruelty to a child. The 15-year-old daughter was also charged.
While we can all relate to being incredibly angry at anyone who hurts our child, attempting to work things out with the parents of the bullies would have been a better course of action for the mom and stepmom, who now face charges. Clearly, these women didn't do anything to better their son's situation and certainly did not set a good example for how to resolve a problem.
What do you think? Do you want to give the moms a high-five or a finger-wag?
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