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A few people have tried to contact me and said they have been unable to. My email is slapdashmom@gmail.com

If you are a news station or a lawyer, or another media outlet that can assist with getting the school to listen, feel free to contact me at 636-226-6927. I will not be able to answer calls while I am working but I can return them when I am off.

This is an act of desperation. A cry for help for my daughter. I do not want her to be the next suicide story you read about.

I need your help. Doing ANY or ALL of the things below will help a TON!

I have posted NUMEROUS times about the bullying situation with my daughter, Jenelle, but today it's all just gotten to be too much. She is in tears, begging not to have to go back to school.

Before you suggest it… We cannot homeschool right now – it's just not an option – and switching schools has proven to be difficult as they have a “lottery” system in effect to choose kids that get to go to the other schools the next year.

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Visit their Facebook page with questions like “Why don't you stop the bullying going on at Mason Elementary?” or other questions that you come up with. They delete them as fast as we put them up but they can't keep up if there are dozens of us. They took that one down.. here is another Facebook page for them.

TWEET THEM!! #stopbullying @slpls_info

Information you will need for report:

Student School: Mason Elementary on Southwest Ave in St. Louis MO
Student Name:
Student Grade: 5
What is going on: See past posts, severe bullying, students calling her a lesbian, gay, hitting her, just harassing her almost daily.

Past posts: When the bullying got really bad – and then when my daughter fought back she got written up for sexual harassment

REPORT TO:

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Contact the NEWS

I have sent emails but my emails alone have done nothing. Contact the local news stations:

http://fox2now.com/contact/

http://www.kmov.com/on-tv/contact

If you need any other information, feel free to contact me on Facebook via PM.

UPDATED 12/7

Jenelle's teacher called me today. I left a message asking for a call from the principal, and apparently they passed it off to her and didn't even tell her WHY I was calling. Her teacher has been as helpful as she can in this whole situation, but at some point her hands have been tied. The main bully that Nell has been dealing with is causing a LOT of problems in the classroom but when she is sent to the principal's office, NOTHING is done. The teacher apologized profusely and said she wished she could help Jenelle more because she is a wonderful student, full of light.

After getting off the phone with her teacher, the Team Bully Response Squad called me. They reached out and offered their services to Jenelle at NO CHARGE and said they would love to help us. They're going to talk to the school next week and hopefully help them come to some type of agreement as far as protecting Jenelle goes.

Many of you have reached out and offered support and I appreciate it more than you know. Others have told me I should homeschool, which I'd love to do but financially (and mentally, for me) it's not an option right now. If I could afford a tutor, I would totally homeschool her. Until then, I'm going to fight for my daughter to have a safe place in the public school system.

Some have disapproved of how I'm handling things, and to that I say… I'm not perfect. Nobody is. Until you have children that are going through this, I don't want to hear crap from you. Thank you.

I just spent almost an hour talking to the school counselor. It was not a very productive conversation. I felt as if she was blaming Jenelle, and myself, for this entire situation. She is furious that I'm blogging about it, so I'm going to hold off on updates until I have something BIG to report. PLEASE keep sharing Jenelle's story. Even if our problems are solved, others are still experiencing bullying. Let them know that you will NOT back down!!

how to stop bullying

Resources:

Bully: An Action Plan for Teachers, Parents, and Communities to Combat the Bullying Crisis
Bullying in the Girl's World: A School-Wide Approach to Girl Bullying (Grades 3-8)
Bullying Hurts: Teaching Kindness Through Read Alouds and Guided Conversations