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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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Might as well give us their names....none of them deserve privacy. Besides, the public needs to know the lowlifes that would be willing to participate. Actually, they could have stopped this in the beginning, shame on them too!

Jessica needs a taste of her own Medicine!

I have personally seen Jessica Bully people. She tries to act innocent every single time. She calls people and tells them to go fight. She starts it most of the time. For once it wasnt her & you try to point fingers. She would have a 4 page record if she got arrested all the times she has talked smack or bullied someone. This Tail Whoopin' shoulda happened along time ago.

You are missing the point!

There is a BIG difference in talking smack, and smacking someone. This wasn't your ordinary fight, she lured this girl to a location where she could assault her and then, she THREATENED her life. That's a BIG no-no! She needs some anger management therapy before she lands herself in jail, or worse yet, hurts someone to a point she will regret. She has brought a lot of humiliation to her family, if nothing else.

Hmmm,I wonder if you are one

Hmmm,I wonder if you are one of the subjects in that video!!!

Just an opinion

okay, so. I don't really talk to Jessica like that, but, what happened was WRONG. Courtney, only beat her up for the attention. I think Jessica should have knocked her lights out. Personally, I think the people who set her up, need theirs to. Better be glad I wasn't there. Thats all Im saying. Courtney will get hers, & I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!! She already got it her 8th grade year. Lol.

The one thing that stands

The one thing that stands out for me here is the threat to kill if papers were took out..."I will kill you". I wouldn't put anything past people today. Regardless of past altercations this should not be ignored. From what I read these girls have a history of not being nice to each other, so that makes the threat a real possibility. I truly hope the deputy father doesn't ignore that. It seems that parents today think they are doing the best for their children by getting them the best of everything but thats just ruining them. I dont know these girls personally and I do not have children in public schools. I teach them at home: and people will tell you I have respectful, polite, considerate children, not just because I homeschool but because they are told no and taught to respect and raised in church to love and fear God. Church today has turned into another place for children to meet and socialize. The house of God should be respected and while we are on respect...What kind of disrespect is it for the dead or his parents to meet on his grave doing the same things that helped put "her brother" there in the first place? What would it do to all the parents involved for one of you to die on his grave? Getting high on your friends grave is no way to honor anyone you call brother...Parents teach your children to submit themselves to God first raise them in church and they will have no problem submitting themselves to your authority..its time for parents to stop sparing the rod and spoiling their children. Sometimes when kids are bullied they react by picking on someone that are weaker than they are and if this is happening then realize you are no better off than the one doing the beating..Stop the cycle

old school here. 3 sides to

old school here. 3 sides to the story. hers , hers and then the FACTS. take the girls out to the woodshed and whoop those a#$es and do it again if the act up. worked years ago!! like bayer aspirin, better than ever!! some might disagree, but then spare the rod and see what you get!

I am appalled at all of the

I am appalled at all of the people using the term "redneck" in a derogatory manner. The way you all are using it is just a prejudiced as using any other ethnic slur.

I'm proud of the momma and

I'm proud of the momma and daddy for standing up to the bullies the law and children involved are nothing but trouble and the whole bladen county law enforcement are nothing but a joke if my child was beaten like that only the good lord would have had the mercy on them because I would have unloaded on everyone involved so my hats off to robin and Burman y'all are better than I am


Very few people realize that being a parent entails an AWESOME responsibility and accountability...FOR A LIFETIME!!! The life that you create (bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh) will live FOREVER, either in Heaven or Hell. To provide every physical necessity, along with a varying amount of luxuries; to give the best of education; and though he or she may rise to world-wide fame or amass a fortune, the parent has utterly FAILED that life they created if the reason for life and the accountability to God has not been taught. Again...RESPECT God with every facet of your life and everything else will fall into place.

Hatfields & McCoys Revived!

By any chance...did this pile of no nothing news story start over ownership of a hog?
All of these stories of tech bullies through these years of internet/cellphones/etc., hopefully will follow these patrons throughout their lives so they can realize just how stupid all of this bull crap is and was...or until they get signed up for a Reality TV Series :-(
I just hope none run for Congress....HA!
Who cares? These parents that want their 15 minutes of FAME!
Thanks WWAY for the New Years laugh! Now....back to Teen Mom and her divorce...or Honey boo boo.


You got the facts wrong, her parents were not looking forward to going on TV, but couldn't get the response they needed for action to be taken. This was the only way to let people see that our law enforcement were hindering the process.

Rednecks in Bladen County

As a life-long citizen of Bladen County, I have witnessed its decline in its people and landscape.

For Jessica and Courtney and their "friends" to meet in a graveyard for a party at a friend's grave--a party celebrated with alcohol and drugs-- is typical redneck behavior here in Bladen, and a redneck mentality permeates the whole county.

When you ride down our county's highways you will see redneck houses with junk displayed in front yards and spilling out of car ports. Rural blight is everywhere, and county government officials give it no attention.

Bladen is full of the kind of people you see on that repulsive reality show "Honey Boo Boo."

What an ignorant comment.

What an ignorant comment. Obviously you are blind to all the wonderful people who have roots in Bladen county. Yes, there are few who have lifestyles that may not be up to your standards or mine for that matter, but who are you to judge and deem it as a result of location? Last I checked, there are people with behavioral issues EVERYWHERE. If you don't like it here and can't see all the good people in this county that work hard to make a difference, you should leave.

Rednecks Behaving Badly and "Making a Mess"

I know what you mean, John H.

I have tried my best to get county officials to do something to clean up the county, but nothing has happened. A group occasionally picks up litter but that's about it.

When you allow a countryside to look like a hillbilly junk yard, you're going to have redneck behavior. One thing for sure--there are a lot of rednecks here in Bladen behaving badly, very badly.

Creating eyesores is a part of their hostile behavior--they want to make a "mess" and they do, and nobody seems to care.

First of all Jessica didnt

First of all Jessica didnt go up there to party she wanted to go respect robert and seco.f she did.t meet at te graveyarf to fight and you have no right calling anybody rednecks when you do t even know what happened

Just because some people

Just because some people have junk in their yards and have redneck actions does not mean it is the whole county. Do not put down what you have been raised through. Be thankful for where you came from.


Need a reason for the Sheriff to step in - Columbine and other events at schools. We want an armed guard in the schools now, but cant take care of the issues at the start, only give it Lip service after the s*%t hits the news. We need to make sure what caliber deputies we have to send to the schools.

People that have went to

People that have went to school with both of these girls know that what has happened is no where near bullying. Ones that go to school with these girls knows that both girls stay in the midst of the drama and have been in multiple fights because they wanted to and started it. Not to mention these girls have been drinking and doing drugs at that grave of their friend together! If I were Jessica's mom I'd be ashamed of myself putting this story up when she knows her daughter stays in trouble. It's very suspicious also how Jessica always fights back in every fight she is in except this one. Seems like a set up to me. Also, Courtney is 18 meaning she is an "adult". Her parents can't really have control over her since technically she is legal. Let's not blame the parents in this situation although it seems they did a horrible job raising there children but let's blame the girls who did all this to themselves. Sheriff or not he is still a parent. And also, using excuses for her doesn't change the situation. No matter what Courtney and her family are going through she should have been a classy young lady and be grown about the situation. I don't feel sorry for either girls. Like I said the people that have went to school with both these girls know the story that the parents and outsiders don't see.

Greg Bullard needs to relocate

and take his little family with him.He has one of the worst mouths I have ever heard and is as two faced as they come.Let's do blame him for all this, he is one more sorry individual.He has been running his mouth about people in the community and running down other kids when he should have been praying for the families.Look at his own child for Christ's sake.God don't like ugly.

God doesn't like judgemental

God doesn't like judgemental people and not treating others like your neighbors either so please don't drag God into it like this.

Well thats great.we could

Well thats great.we could use a character witness for the girls in willing???

Girl Fight

I think that all parents of the other students at WBHS that DO go to school to learn, DO make good grades, ACT in a way becoming of Christ and a respectful upbringing, are productive/positive members are NEVER part of any of the stupidity should be at that school complaining REGULARLY about the pure JUNK that our children have to go through just sitting in a class with these types of clowns. My child complains on a regular basis about not being able to concentrate or complete work due to the stupidity of classmates. I have contacted individual teachers to alert them to the vile behaviors and actions of their students behind their backs as well as the parents of some of the students, the office and the Board. WE MUST TAKE OUR SCHOOL and COUNTY back folks. The absurdity has gone on WAY TOO LONG!!!!!!!

Well thats great,we could

Well thats great,we could use a character witness in court for the girls..Are you willing???

character witness

humm......silence. Speaks loud and clear!

And another thing that boy

And another thing that boy is NOT Courtneys brother,She is an only child!!

Girl Fight

I just thank God Almighty that my own children, who attend West Bladen High School, have absolutely nothing to do with anyone in this awful video. Know how I know that? Because their father and I make sure that we know where they are at all times and who they are with. That is our business to do until they are 18 years old. And yet and still, if they live under our roof, they will still abide by OUR rules. Even after they turn adult age, we have raised them in such a manner that they know that first and foremost, they are to respect GOD and in turn everything else falls into place. If they respect God, they will respect themselves, the names of their family members, church members, peers, town, county, etc. I know teens will be teens and they are tempted on a daily basis with things at school and in the community that they have no business being privy to. THAT is exactly why it is of the utmost importance to KNOW where your children are people!!!!!

I am Jessicas mother.No

I am Jessicas mother.No jessica is not perfect and yes she makes bad choices at times but she is a teenager and she is 16.Yes she does have drama,what teenager doesnt.I never said a word about having her father fired or did I put down law enforcement.I have some friends in law enforcement and they have been very helpful but there is only so much they can do that the law will allow.Courtney assaulted Jessica the first time on Feb 2 at a convenient store just before school was taken in.Her father and I had a meeting at the school that morning.Although he was very rude to me.We thought the situation was handled.then in April she gets on fb bragging about beating Jessica again and this time she was gonna put her in the hospital.I made a call to her mother at that time.On the night before this last assault Jessica was with 2 kids who she thought were her friends and they stopped by a friends grave for his birthday.There were kids partying there and doing drugs and Courtney was there.My daughter told them she didnt have time for that bull crap and had to go home and the kids got mad at her and called her "disrespectful" because she had a curfew and was trying to make her friends leave.The next day those same "friends" set her up and lured her back there so Courtney could beat her up.yall have not seen the whole video,only what the news had shown,In that video she is telling her that she is beating her because Jessica was "direspectful" because she said she had 4 minutes to be home and tried to make her friends leave.Really??? She beat my child because she could and that was her only excuse.I am upset because I there isnt a whole lot I can do to get these kids punished for this.Courtney got her charges and after being told a week and ahalf there was nothing I could charge the others for I was told I could charge 2 of them with aiding and betting.It took law enforcement 3 days to get Courtney served,not the next day,Her parents plainly said they werent gonna help her this time but her daddy went right on over there and bailed her out.Greg has been rude to me and my daughter and has tried to place blame on us.he tried to hinder me from talking to the sheriff when I called up there because he answered the phone.The Sheriff was rude to me when I tried to talk to him and told me that COurtney actions had no reflection upon that dept and that courtney was "grown" and didnt live with her parents.Courtney DOES live with her parents and drives a car that moma and daddy pays for.I have been getting alot of neagative feed back but thats ok.Jessica is MY child not yours,I guess if they had killed her that day that it would have been ok too huh?? So dont put down my child for something she had no idea that was gonna happen.

Jessicas mom

Robin I don't blame you n Burman for not backing down from this. Courtney has been nothing but trouble for as long as I can remember but she always seemed to walk away Scott free. Courtney isnt the only one that should be charged as everyone that was there knew what was happening n they just stood there. I have never once heard u say that Jessica was perfect but no one deserved what happened to her n u can best believe it the roles were reversed Jessica would have been punished already . It just goes to show its not what u know but who u know

Jessicas MOM

If Jessica was trying to adhere to a curfew then when she knew they was on the way to a friends grave she knew at that moment she did not have time to go hang out....she was trying to adhere to curfew, then why did she even take the ride to the graveyard?...had to be close to curfew then. Anyway, I was not there,as a mom of Bladen County,the Porter family is well known through Jessicas father. There is going to be positive and negative comments surrounding this ordeal that is for sure ITS BLADENBORO NC. I have seen Jessicas and her behaviors towards adults, friends, and just around town, YET this gives NO ONE a RIGHT to BULLY ANYONE! I DONT CARE IF SHE IS A COPS daughter or NOT!......IT has been going on for awhile NOW it is time for some action from BLADEN COUNTY LAW ....