Mom hopes heartbreaking video will help stop bullying of her daughter
A Minnesota mom hopes video she posted online will help stop bullies from picking on her eight-year-old daughter.
Sarah Cymbaluk says her daughter has visited the principal’s office, asking for help, at least a half-dozen times since December 2013.
“She’s been called in to the principal and made to feel like it’s her fault. She’s been told to ignore it. She’s been told to disregard it. Basically, she’s been told to ‘stuff your emotions and get on with life,’” Cymbaluk said.
Cymbaluk posted the video on Facebook, and it was shared more than 10,000 times in less than 24 hours.
The video shows a third-grade girl crying as her brother describes what his sister experiences as the target of bullying.
“This guy on the playground said, ‘You’re gonna die by suicide they called me a son of a *** and a motherf***er,’” the brother said.
School officials admitted they dropped the ball, according to CNN.
“Obviously somewhere along the line it fell through the cracks. So we need to review our procedures and policies and maybe do a better job articulating to the parents what we’re doing, even though we can’t be specific, we need to do a better job of getting that communication out there,” said Fosston Public Schools Superintendent Mark Nohner.
Nohner said he only recently became aware of the issue.
“I found out about the situation a couple of days ago, and I think it could have been resolved without going to Facebook,” Nohner said.