Class mother arrested after confronting son’s bullies at school

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A South Carolina mother faces expenses after she went to her son’s class to take his bullying points into her personal arms — however says she couldn’t “get the message throughout every other approach,” in keeping with a report.

Jamie Louise Rathburn, a category mother, was arrested final month after she posted a since-deleted video of herself ranting to the third-graders at Greenbrier Elementary Faculty, the Greenville Information reported.

Radburn was charged with interfering, disrupting or disturbing faculties three days after the incident.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Workplace stated the mother went to her son’s class Could 17 in the course of the morning faculty drop-off.

Surveillance video confirmed her method the category and “carry her finger in a pointing method and circle round as if ensuring all the youngsters heard her and have been listening,” authorities stated.

A trainer instructed deputies that Rathburn yelled about “not realizing who was bullying her son however that she was going to seek out them and their mothers.”

Rathburn apologized for “permitting feelings to manage” her conduct however has since been banned from campus grounds.

“I can’t go eat lunch with my kids,” Rathburn stated. “I can’t watch them on subject day. As class mother, that’s devastating.”

The mother stated she had reached a breaking level over what she felt was an insufficient response from the college college to her a number of complaints.

“I’m annoyed with the kids’s actions, however on the finish of the day I’m indignant with the adults concerned on this state of affairs, as a result of we’re those with the facility to cease this,” Rathburn instructed The Greenville Information.

For the mother, the ultimate straw was when the directors got here up with an answer that concerned separating her son throughout recess so they might higher watch him, in keeping with the Greenville Information.

It was unclear whether or not her son’s bullies have been ever punished and the college wouldn’t present her with documentation of his state of affairs, citing privateness considerations for the reason that stories might contain different college students, she stated.

“I’m completely ashamed of myself for the actions of strolling up into that college,” Rathburn instructed The Greenville Information. “You recognize, I owe the dad and mom, the kids and the employees an apology for that. Completely, it was flawed. However actually, I don’t know the way I might have gotten my message throughout every other approach.”

Greenville County faculty officers stated they couldn’t touch upon Rathburn’s case, in keeping with the newspaper.

She was launched on $1,000 bond and her subsequent court docket date is ready for June 18.