As a parent I just went through my child being bullied on the school bus. At first I told my child to ignore the boy and don't pay him any attention so that she would not get in to any trouble. But, my daughter had enough and stood up for herself and she got in to a fight with the boy. Now, when I went to the school the principal and assistant principal informed me since there was not any record of my daugther being bullied by the boy she had to go to an alternative school for 5 days. The boy did not have to go the alternative school because he did not have a chance to hit her back. I informed the principal and assistant principal I teach my girls not to let anyone bully them boy or girl. Once a bully know that you are scared of them they will continue to bully you. Me and my husband was actally proud of our daugther for standing up for herself. But, there are some kids out there that do not have the courage or self esteem to stand up for themselves. I think it is sad when a student gets punished for standing up to a bully. Now, if I was the lady in the article I would go directly to the superintendent of the school district and if she still feel like nothing is being done then I would take my child out of that school.
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