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ONLY ON 3: Alleged bullying by deputy's daughter turns violent in Bladen Co.


BLADENBORO, NC (WWAY) -- In Bladen County, one mother says her daughter has been dealing with a bully for months. She says nothing is done because the bully's father is a deputy.

Robin Porter says her daughter, Jessica, has been bullied by former classmate Courtney Bullard for the past year. Now, the situation has turned violent, and this time, it was all caught on camera.

The video may be offensive to some viewers.

"My daughter has made the statement to me, she says, 'Mama, I will kill myself. I can't take it,'" said Robin Porter.

She says it all started when Bullard assaulted her daughter in February. According to Porter, Bullard's father, Bladen County Sheriff's Deputy Greg Bullard, said he would handle the situation. But Porter says over the course of the year, things only got worse. She says Courtney Bullard has been threatening her daughter on Facebook, saying she was going to beat her up. Two weeks ago, she says her daughter was lured into a set-up where onlookers shot the cell phone video.

Jessica's mother and aunt believe Deputy Bullard has been covering up for his daughter.

"It's always been in Bladen County who you are. That's the favoritism part I don't like. Just because who you are shouldn't make a difference with the law," said Porter's aunt.

They say more needs to be done to prosecute bullies before things turn violent.

"I have gotten emails from numerous amounts of children telling me how they've been bullied and how the bullies got away with it," said Robin Porter. "I'm just fed up."

We spoke with Bladen County Sheriff Prentis Benston who said there is no attempt by the Sheriff's Office to cover up anything.

Dep. Bullard was not on duty today, the Sheriff said he would contact Bullard for us, but so far, we have not heard back.

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bullying in school

Schools just dont take responsibility like they should, and why aren't they taking proper steps to prevent future incidents?
BEFORE I SAY ANYTHING ELSE I WANT TO BRING ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT NO SCHOOLS EVER SEEM TO POST ANY LINKS ON THEIR SCHOOL HOME WEBSITE that explains what to do or who to contact. When u engine search the topic, everything provided for parents is done so by non-profits, bloggers, and opionated people. To these people i just mentioned, Thank you, because your speaking up on behalf of these kids. Our schools would rather we think, "yes, bullies may be an existing issue, but not at our school," than actually describe potential dangers and warning signs and who to contact.... Nothing on the schools end really comes abroad, unless a child commits suicide, then they are talking their way out of a corner. The true issue is they are not starting at the source. Child services and the school district should be communicating under the same investigstion. Deciding why such hostility resides in these kids, and why the lack of empathy. Mental evaluations wouldnt hurt either. Someone please tell me why this particular school faculty members havent been held accountable, they did nothing and the problem obviously escaladed. My father was a cop most of my natural existence, retiring after over 20 years and retiring a cook county detective, in the rough streets of Chicago, and yet my father would have never spent one second covering up nothing. We were taught, you never take the first swing, but if someone puts their hands on you, then you hittem back as hard as you can. I never picked on anyone, i cant help but think something lies behind this bullies anger. Something pyschological, this seems almost classic case of an ashamed victim would eventually grow to become. My son would lead me to my most recent experience with bullies. My oldest, now 9, was only 6 when he met his bully. Truthfully, my son would come home often disorienated, or at a loss for words. What seemed to be, was certain things that my son would get in trouble for, like his homework crumpled up, he tried saying aother kid did it. But because my son was known for stashing homework, i didnt notice until his 2nd grade year, when my younger son would attend school with for half day. Right in the beginning of the year, my son had on a pair of brand new shoes his grandparents got him. He came home the first week, and i went to move his shoes from the door way when his shoe started trying to talk to me. The whole front end rubber bottom had been completely peeled up, his shoe looked like it had a mouth. When i first questioned my son he was up front and honest. But the more questions i asked the more it sounded like he was lying. He didnt know the kids last name, and I couldnt catch the kid at the 2 bus stops. Well one day it was raining and i allowed my kids to take my umbrella, the second he stepped off the bus i could see the thing was mangled, completely destroyed, when he told me who did it, i approached other kids to validate this child and find out where he lived. Thinking i could speak to his folks, but apparently his home was unavailable, his parents picked him up by car at the first of 3 bus stops. So i went online to see what the school offered as far as help for situations. Nothing, no where online, and it was my understanding their bus driver was hip to everything thst happened, but does nothing. Let me just say, you may not agree with my decision, but attending their harvest festival that year, we weren't there but 10 mins. I was actually standing behind my son when this plump, husky, mischivious grinned boy began walking up behind my son. Yes bigger in size, i beoieve about a year older, he tapped roughly on my sons back and shoulder. I started to look around the kid in hopes of finding his parent but just his little posse was there. My son seen the kid then immediately looked at me, and the look on his face told me it was him. So I stepped in between the two and made my presence known. I said, "so your so and so, im his mom" "where are your parents?" The look on the kids face was enough to let me know he knew i was not kidding. I let him know if you have a problem with my son, then your gonna have a problem with me. I told him my son isn't afraid of you, hes afraid of me, and gettibg into trouble if he gets in a fight. I told him if he ever puts his hands on my son or my kids things, my kid has my permission to knock the hell out of you. And my next move will land me on your front door to claim the money for all the damage youve cost me, I will have a reciept for your folks. I will be totally honest, my son may have been smaller, and thinner but he constantly rough houses with his uncle, my brothers friends, his bigger cousin, i knew my son could of handled his own, but im glad he wouldnt have to experience having to defend himself, so early in his childhood. Im glad to say this boy would never make as much as a comment to be rude. He was actually nice to my son until the day we moved. The sad part is, this bully clearly suffered from some type of family related issue that was causing him to target someone he figured couldn't put up a fight. A younger smaller kid reassured him he would intimidate my son, but here that wasnt the case. And when he realized this could result in his folks getting involved, it was definitely a different reaction. He lowered his head, and I knew the problem fell deeper than our eyes can surface. I hope that kid doesnt get failed by our school system, wake up to the self absorbed teachers who are so sick of kids at the end of the day, they dont bother to report the warning signs. Its your job, otherwise, why should we care whether they cut your pay, we dont have to speak up, but we do, but in return, do the same for our babies.


Well Mrs Courtney got 6 months probation and her lil friends walked away with a NOT GUILTY charge!! How convenient!

Courtney Bullard

I recently saw this story and the video. I think it's sad that the mother of the girl that DID NOT EVEN FIGHT BACK in the video felt the only way she could get help for this problem was to go public on the news. If I were to meet her I would hug her and tell her how proud I am of her for making people aware of this bully and protecting someone else's child from her. I could care less who Courtneys parents are or what they do for a living. The fact is that she is a bully and a coward and apparently has fear of Robin or she wouldn't have needed a video camera and a clan of followers to come with her to ambush Robin. When reading the comments on here it is quite apparent as to who is a parent and who is just running that pie hole for no reason besides to have a say so and make themselves feel better. I can almost see them posting their comment then getting on the cell phone(that their parent pays the bill for most likely)and telling Courtney," You should read what I just posted!) If Courtney only gets probation or a fine it will only prove the fact that many have already stated...Courtney is a spoiled brat that has been made to believe she is above the law due to her fathers "rent a pig" position and her mothers fear of her own daughter. It's people like this girl that we read about in the paper that got some friends together kidnap the person that has pissed them off and taken them to a graveyard and beaten them and burned them alive. In the video she not only spits on Robin(assult) punches her for no reason,...Robin NEVER once raised a hand to her(assult AGIAN)...and threatens her life (communicating a threat).....over....well from what I could understand Courtney saying between punching this girl,looking at the camera and mumbling nonsense to make herself seem more convincing....her brother or something. From what I understand Courtney doesn't even have a brother!!! Go figure!??? Now all you others out there that want to run around pointing fingers and saying Robin deserved this and she should learn to keep her mouth the video...the only person on that video guilty is Courtney and whoever was a willing participant in the luring and video taping. Courtney made sure SHE was seen committing the crimes listed above and she made sure more than one person saw it. Apparently she wanted to be punished and knows she will face judgement so let her proud little self take her sentence like the woman she wants to act like with her head held high.The sad fact of all of this is in the end.....we are talking about little girls that don't know the half of what life is all about. If Courtney gets away with this it just gives more little girls out there the incentive they need,want and desire to become bullies in years to come. I wish Robin and her family much luck and I wish the Bullard family some guidence.

You Just Don't Know !!

Ok look , i understand why you think Courtney is the "bully" , but you still have to understand that Jessica isn't an Angel i have class with the girl && she talk so much trash about everybody && thinks someone is not suppose to say anything back to her ... i honestly can say she deserve what happen to her ... Her mother is looking at her like the purest child in the world ... Everyone ( as in males ) know who she is .. && how she get down .. ready to get on her knees && do what she do to anybody && Jessica thinks thee ish tf' cute .. well it's not .. your not innocent boo , so stop trying to act like you are .
Courtney is Wrong Af' too , because you don't throw a illegal "party" at someones grave site without the PARENTS OF THE PERSON WHO IS DECEASED knowing .. now that was some disrespectful ishh ... You wouldn't like it if someone did that ishh to your family , so why do it to someone else's ...... Thats just my point ... Both Of Them are Guilty ... Point , Blank && The Period !!!

I hear the deputys daughter

I hear the deputys daughter has arranged yet another beating except this times charges were not filed.Wonder who has to get killed before this girl is taken off the streets??

Let it go!!

I think its time that all the comments STOP.Let it go.My family has been trashed,the Bullards have been trashed.Yes I went to the media and maybe I shouldnt have.Most of you commenting negative stuff evidently have a problem with our families anyway.Im sick of it all.Our lawyers and the judge will handle this.So no more comments please! But your prayers are appreciated!!

I think it is very funny to

I think it is very funny to see all of these immature people that do not know anything about the story, except the news part, comment and talk about either of the girls and the parents. I laugh even more when people comment and say things like "little piece of garbage" which commenting that would be cyber-bullying and you come on here to talk about the issue of bullying. I think that if you were involved in this you need to stay off here and quit commenting on everyones comment to make one side look worse than the other, and if you don't know anything about it you should keep your comments to yourself because you're making yourself look very immature and manipulative. Also, if you are an adult I hope you are mature enough to make rational decisions about talking about other children, because you may be in Deputy Bullard's shoes one day getting crap for something people THINK he is and do not KNOW FOR SURE. I do not know anything about this incident i just happened to see this and get disgusted by all of the comments that some people have posted.


Did deputy bullard ever make a statement...sheriff said he would that i recall from article. lol


Was today the court day? Did Courtney get her little hand slapped, has anybody tell.


Mommy and Daddy hired her an attorney and we go back Feb 26th!

I think litte kids need to

I think litte kids need to stay off the comment page!!!!!


& parents like the porters need to do some research on their own child. She isn't a sweet little angel either. She's been around the block a few times. She ruins lives & gets nothing done to her. Her pants fit a little too loose.

You are way out of line and

You are way out of line and your comment has sexual inneundos. This girl is scared for her life and you have be cruel about this.

Are we the pot calling the

Are we the pot calling the kettle black?


Courtney is of age. her parents are very good people. jessica starts with everybody so i dont know what the big deal is now. all she wants is for people to feel sorry for her. maybe this in to teach her to stop talking junk about people. before poniting fingers at the bullard's maybe you need to rasied your own kids right.

It is precisely because

It is precisely because bullying is an intractable problem that schools and parents need to get more realistic about it. It’s not going away, so deal with it firmly so it can at least be kept under control. Thus, being a parent I've learned to be vigilant and more particular on the safety of my teens especially when it comes with bullying cases. Then I found this site that provides a protection for children from a safety mobile protection that can access family, friends and 911 in times of emergency. I just downloaded their application on their iPhone. Here’s where you can find it:

I have not one time seen

I have not one time seen Jessicas mother write or say anything about having Greg Bullard fired or have I seen her air anybodys dirty laundry.You people evidently arent reading everything.From the way I see it she has made an effort to go to Courtneys parents from the beginning when the problems began.And please tell me how this child was disrespectful when she didnt fight the girl back a didnt now she was going to a graveyard to fight? The mother was backed into a corner because she was getting nowhere with this and getting these kids charged.I know when you got a cops kid in trouble that its much easier for them to get away with it.From the news article I would say that all the children who set it up are bullies.Ive read about both familys being trashed,the county and the law enforcement.Ask yourself this.What would you do different if Jessica were ur child???

Just a little FYI

Greg Bullard is just the tech guy for the Sheriffs Dept. But if anybody wants to start firing parents then how about the drug abusing "gospel singer" that sure seems like a contradiction.

You are missing the point!

You are not even on the same page...everyone has done things they are not proud's called growing up. This is about conduct beyond making a mistake. It is a CRIME, in the USA to assault a person, male or female, mad or not, and this girl needs to learn some self control before it's too late. Nobody is saying the redhead is perfect, but what the other girl and her friends did was criminal.And that's where it all starts. Nip it in the bud! However, sounds as if it may already be too late! If I saw my child beat another person in that way, just because of words, I would tear them up myself...and they know it! It's called parenting, teaching your child the boundaries. Doesn't mean they won't cross them, but they will know not to come running home and expect their parents to defend their actions. Courtney's parents need to hold her accountable for her actions, along with the legal system. This will follow her for the rest of her life, especially every time she fills out an application for a job, and she has to put she has a record. The worst thing we can do as a parent is sympathize with her behavior to our kids instead of using this as a teaching tool of consequences.

my god loves everbody and

my god loves everbody and anybody can do better
god loves you courteney bullard keep singing for the jesus
keep your head up for the cross

Ohhhh a desk cop,No wonder

Ohhhh a desk cop,No wonder he cant do anything with his daughter.Hes not equipped to handle dangerous and violent people.When did they start giving you a badge and a gun to sit on the computer and answer telephones all day?

Ignorance at it's finest

All I see is about how bad of a bully Courtney Bullard is and all the bad things she does. If she is so bad then please tell me why the mother of Jessica Porter allowed her daughter to be around such a bad individual in the first place. Seems like some bad parenting on her part. And the mother can say all she wants about her daughter being "bullied" but in all actuality her daughter is just as much of a bully. Go read her facebook statuses or ones she has commented on and you will clearly see where this so called victim is threatening others saying "I'll beat you up if you keep running your mouth" Is that not bullying? And her mother continually appears to be ignorant to the fact that her daughter is is notas innocent as everyone thinks she is. Check her background out, see how many times this "victim" has started fights with others and bullied them. Next time you put up a bullying situation article make sure you get the whole story and not just a pissed off kother's account.

that's classic!

lol, blame the victim....nice. If you are OK with that video, you should seek help...immediately.

I didnt allow my daughter to

I didnt allow my daughter to hang around Courtney! And if anybody needs to get their facts together its you!!

Awww you must be one of

Awww you must be one of Courtneys "friends".Its so nice of you to defend her.


I would never be friends with such a trashy individual, my mother raised me better. My mother also wouldn't have allowed me to hang out with either one of those girls. Both are dramatic and ignorant

Do not expect parents to

Do not expect parents to call you and tell you that your child is in the wrong or doing something they don't needs to be doing when it is NOT THEIR CHILD nor their responsibility. If you knew when, where, and what your child was doing AT ALL TIMES then you would not have to worry about mess like this happening. Yes I understand these are teenage girls we're talking about but we were all teenagers before and tried tricks in the book so let's not be so ignorant to fall under the games of your child. They will make mistakes but after being in high school for a year or two and this is one out of many fights and situations this child Jessica has been in then it's time for the parent to step up as a parent and realize that your child is in the wrong! The parents are to blame for this incident because they have no control over THEIR kids. Both these girls are your typical rebellious teenagers that have accomplished to snow their parents in their actions in lifestyles. These girls hide from their parents very well their "other life" full of drugs, drinking, and sexual relations with any guy of any skin color. (No racism intended either) Jessica just hides her separate life better than the Bullard girl. This isn't bullying. This is just another example of two teenage girls fighting because they are both ignorant, love the drama, and disrespectful. And for those who comment saying this is bullying you obviously are not from Bladen county and if you are I'm sure you're on the side of one of the parties or you're not aware of the past of both these girls. I'm all for stopping a bully like but both these girls are bullies, one just got caught on camera before the other did. The little girl from Chadbourn, that was a bully story that was to make the news and change ans make a difference but this ignorance, is nothing but people trying to get money I'm sure or just put attention on themselves. And if you cannot handle comments on this website then refrain from looking on it. You were the one to put it on the news for the world to see so you need to be grown and deal with the punches negative or positive because again you wanted the world to see this SO DEAL WITH IT. In life people are NOT gonna always have your back nor will they agree with you. That's life get over it.

I am a Bladen County parent

I am a Bladen County parent who has a teenager who has been around this group of teenagers. My kid has had problems with drugs recently, does that make me a bad parent that he chose this path. I question myself daily on where did I go wrong, why did I not see this before it got out of hand. Yes I guess my kid has been spoiled. But never has he learned to abuse drugs or alcohol from me or his dad. I have tried to monitor his activites when he is not around us. We have taught him to own what you do wrong and tell the truth. I see these girls heading down the wrong path also and mostly likely drugs and alcohol is involved. If either of the parents don't believe its true. I challege you to just have them drug tested. Mrs Porter I do not believe that your child should have been abused as she was on the video believe that. The drug problem in our county today with the teenagers and young adults is so huge that if something is not done we are going to lose more of our children. The young man who's grave that the fight occurred at was taken from us to early and I pray everyday that I will not lose my kid at such a young age as he. Addiction to drugs and alcohol is such a taboo subject you never want to believe your child may have these problems but pride and denial can only cause more heartache. Resources are out there to help these kids and young adults but they can't do it alone. The kids in our county who are effected come from all walks of life have money, are less fortunate or have been raised to attend church regularly. It does not matter how well you raise your child this can happen to any of them. Some of you who read this will say not my child but you might want to consider it could or maybe your child right now.

Trash on Trash!!!

To understand what kind of filth is coming out of this pill heads mouth. You must first understand what kinda filth goes in her I think all these people should dig a huge hole and jump in it! Next time you decide to record a fight make sure it's worth watching.

courneys friends

Those who helped lure little up.They have a charge for you too.