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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After reading several replies and it's clear everyone will not agree. I strongly state this is my opinion. I know neither girl and my opinion is only based on what I have seen and read here. '
I went to High School in Okinawa, we had a Military guard on the from and back of our bus every day. The School was inside the old Prison camp from the wars. There was barb wire all the way around, The compound was patrolled by guards every minute of the day.
There were no fights on ground or on a bus. In the military a parent can be punished for their child's actions. Even if she is 18. As long as she is living on the compound or parents home it reflects the parent.
Since both have been in trouble and both have trouble with their behavior, Both need help in controlling their temper and outlook on life.They need to be sent to Therapy or have a Legal Law companion 24 hours a day that over sees their behavior to corrects it since neither parent seem to be able to control their children. As a parent I am well aware of how hard this can be some time. The state spends a lot of money on prisons and jails, it would be for the better of both girls if the state law intervened and created a legal behavior Companion for both girls at all times. This means homes, outings, school, where ever they would go. This companion is geared to modify their behavior and not allowed to have parents involved. Kind of like an ankle bracelet but its a person who corrects bad behavior. Even if it means the child is removed from the homes till a judge see their ways have been corrected and amended. These girls are gave far to much freedom and should have to earn the gifts they have been gave,, (cars, phones)... Behavior Therapy Companions are badly needed here before someone ends up in prison or dead.
The state will say we don't have such a thing sat up,, well the laws need to be reviewed and fixed so there is. Prison is over crowded and often just make matters worse. The thing is to correct the problem and use prison for the young as a very last resort. If Behavior is correct and its clear it is, then perhaps the system has saved a life and saved a young person un necessary prison time and heart ache for the family. Who ever this Behavior Therapy Companion is, needs to be well educated in Behavior dis orders and management and parents need to back off or be enforced by the law to comply with this sentence until it is corrected. And I mean this for ALL areas of these young peoples lives. For its clear self esteem, pride, self love, Self respect and respect of others and self control as well as Manners have clearly been lost.

Jessica is a student and does go to school with a couple of these children.Any advice on how you think I should handle that situation????

I hope you advise her to mind her p's & q's. Im sure the bullard family would love to see her in court with their bully. It is hard to take (being picked on) People like courtney need help. Have no issues with hurting someone for ANY reason . Deep down courtney must really hate herself...How else can you be so cruel to a young girl.?

I hope you advise her to mind her p's & q's. Im sure the bullard family would love to see her in court with their bully. It is hard to take (being picked on) People like courtney need help. Have no issues with hurting someone for ANY reason . Deep down courtney must really hate herself...How else can you be so cruel to a little girl.? Video said it all .she is a violent girl with mental issues