Open Thread: Did Man Go Too Far Protecting His Son?

A Baltimore man allegedly forced one of his son’s tormentors into his car and cursed at him.

How far would you go to protect your child from bullying? Tell us in the comments.

Donald Shields Sr., 33, is being held without bail on kidnapping, assault and false imprisonment charges after he allegedly forced a child that reportedly beat up his son into his car and cursed at him on Nov. 5, according to Baltimore Sun. Shields allegedly drove the boy around before dropping him off at Yorkwood Elementary School.

Tia Drakes, Shields’ fiancé, said he was doing what the school wouldn’t do and  protecting their son, WBAL-TV reports. The eight-year-old boy told the television station his stomach would hurt when he went to school because he was so afraid of bullying.

The issue of bullying in schools has become an increasingly prolific topic that some officials want to see more efforts put into curbing.

Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond announced that she will introduce a resolution calling on lawmakers in Annapolis to: "provide the necessary resources to school systems and appropriate agencies who work with young people and allow them to establish multi-disciplinary teams in each jurisdiction, to include but not be limited to school personnel, and representatives from the local police department, the appropriate local mental health agency and the local State's Attorney, to address bullying, harassment, and intimidation."

james smith December 02, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Dennis, You must be an educator because you sound just like them. Yes, the school administration and teachers have enough to do, and the most important of those things is to discipline the kids to create a learning environment. When we were in school, there was discipline. The educrat fools took discipline out of the schools to improve the learning environment, or so they said. The school administrators have created the environment that not only allows, but encourages bullying. They need to punish some of the educators along with the bullies.
Daniel Reinhardt December 02, 2012 at 02:27 AM
James Smith, it is the responsilibty of the parents to discipline their children and to teach them right from wrong. Bullying exists because of neglect and bad parenting at home.
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