Bullying is undoubtedly one of the largest issues kids face in schools today. The frequency of bullying incidents in news show the issue has reached a point where it has become imperative for parents and teachers to take collective action against it. One father from Texas has already set a precedent for others to follow.
Randy Duke, who trains police officers in Afghanistan, decided to protest against bullying after his 13-year-old son Max was victimized. The boy told his father that he made a paper airplane for a special needs student and a bully stomped on it. Max looked up at him and said, ‘What the hell?’ and the bully shoved him. For Max this was the limit. He just snapped the bully, and he shoved back and they started into it.
Max was suspended for two days from school and was had to spend 30 days in another school. In order to protest against the decision Randy spent a few hours standing outside his son’s Cade Middle School each day wearing a sign that read "BULLYING VICTIMS ARE PUNISHED HERE".
His effort eventually paid off when after a meeting, the school agreed to reenroll Max, and was also able to perform with the marching band if Duke agreed to retract the complaint he filed earlier against the school.