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Mom says son bullied at Wakulla Middle School and she takes to Facebook

Mom says son bullied at Wakulla Middle School and she takes to Facebook
Mom says son bullied at Wakulla Middle School and she takes to Facebook
Posted at 6:37 AM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 02:38:49-04

(WTXL) - A mom who says her son was bullied at Wakulla Middle School takes to Facebook to see if other parents are hearing similar stories from their children.

WTXL's Jada WIlliams spoke to that mother.

"I just want my 12 year old's voice to be heard," said Sue Ann Douglas. "I want people to know that she's hurting, she's sad. She doesn't want to go to school. She's afriad and she shouldn't be that way."

Many Wakulla parents say that they are facing the same issue. Bullying in the classroom is a growing problem, and many parents are now claiming they're not seeing enough action from the adults.

Another parent, Cassie Davis, said, "I feel most in the community feels like the school is a deaf place to go when it comes to bullying."

After Davis' son was bullied, she went to the administration at Wakulla Middle School and the Wakulla School Board.

"The school board, not from my experience, but from other's experience's is very closed off," Davis said. "They say they'll meet with you, but then they don't meet with you."

The Wakulla County Superintendent provided a statement, which says in part that "The Wakulla County School Board follows state statute and our own policy and procedures to make a sure a proper and thorough investigation is done and appropriate actions taken."

But Davis disagrees with their statement, so much so that she took to Facebook to see just how many parents were going through the same issues.

"There's been about a 100 people added to the page since I started it back up," Davis said, not just the parents searching for help, but the children too.

Both parents say they won't rest until the schools start to do more about bullying.

Davis says she is planning a rally in the summer and will continue to fight for change.