California – A Union City, California mom was hospitalized after being brutally attacked by her 16-year-old daughter’s bullies.
On January 7, Maria Guadalupe Jimenez and her husband, Eder Rojas, took their daughter to James Logan High School, where they planned to speak with the principal about their daughter’s bullying.
However, upon arrival, the couple was attacked by the alleged bullies. Jimenez was hospitalized for two days with multiple injuries, including broken bones.
Rojas said, “They want to hit my daughter, but I cover a lot … they couldn’t get there so they grabbed my wife.”
Per a GoFundMe page set up by a friend of Jimenez, Martha Anaya, “My friend was dragged, punched and even after being unconscious they continue to kick her in the face and head. She has 3 fractures in her nose. All of this happened while her 3-month-old baby was in the car. My friend was recovering from a C-section.”
“I just wanted to talk to the principal. You’d never imagine a kid would hit an adult, I thought we were safe on campus,” Jimenez said.
Jimenez’s and Rojas’ daughter reportedly endured 18 months of bullyingboth on-campus and online.
Union City Police Department responded to the scene. Police Lt. Steve Mendez said at least six people were involved. One juvenile was charged with battery and with serious bodily injury. Mendez said there’s a possibility that others might be charged as well.
Mendez said it’s unclear who instigated the altercation.
“It will be interesting to find out exactly why all the parties met up at the front of the school at the same time. We don’t know if they were confronted or went looking for the suspect before going to the principal’s office. We don’t know who did what and for what reason.”
The school district has reported two Logan High School students were involved in the attack, along with a student’s family and a third individual.
In an email to parents, the school district said, “We are investigating and following up on this incident working directly with the Union City Police Department and taking disciplinary actions. We believe this incident to be between the two Logan students and does not appear to involve any other Logan students.”
The 16-year-old daughter is reportedly being transferred to another school and out of harm’s way.
This has happened before.
In June of 2019, a 13-year old boy allegedly attacked the mother of a boy he had been bullying.
The brutal attack on Beronica Ruiz-Vazquez left her with fractures to her face and nose. One week later, she can barely see out of her right eye.
The mother of three says while walking with her son home from school, a 7th grader from her son’s school punched her in the face on a busy street in Passaic, New Jersey.
She claims that the assailant had been bullying her son the day before.
Sometimes you need to take a stand.
A mom in Missouri is not apologizing for backing up her son’s decision to fight back against a bully. Allison Davis’ son Drew has been suspended from school after he laid out a kid who had been bullying him since middle school.
Davis said that she was not upset with Drew’s behavior.
“Not even a little bit,” she said. “I know as a parent I’m suppose[d] to be upset with him for resorting to violence or getting suspended but I’m not.”
In a Facebook post that has gone viral, Davis said that “for years the school has failed Drew.” She went on to give numerous examples of the conduct that the bully had engaged in over a few years.
She said that she had attempted to get the school to do something about the situation repeatedly, however “nothing happened.”
“When this kid has constantly threatened to beat Drew up along with several of his friends, the school did nothing,” she said. “When this kid followed Drew down the hall threatening him and making fun of him AND it was all captured on video, the school did nothing.”
Davis said that the bullying got worse over time, including threats on social media, voicemails and text messages. Nothing.
The bully also engaged others to partake in his bullying of Drew.
“In middle school, Drew was afraid to walk down the halls because a swarm of this kid and his minions would make fun of and threaten Drew,” she said. “He quit talking to the adults about it because they never disciplined the bully and it just made the situation worse.”
Davis sent the school a “lengthy email’ earlier this school year and “begged” the school to get involved in the situation, however all the school suggested was a “no contact” contract, or basically to do nothing.
When things got to the point where Drew had simply had enough, he took matters into his own hands. The bully had moved on from threatening Drew to making fun of his dad, and then threatening his 11-year-old brother, Drew had enough. He realized that the school and others who were supposed to protect him were not going to do anything.
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Sadly, over the years we have seen situations like this handled in one of two ways. Either the child who is bullied commits suicide or in extreme cases use bullying as motivation to carry out acts of violence.
In this case, Drew retaliated, although in a less extreme way.
“Three punches and his bully screamed like a baby, his minion friends shut up, and this morning the bully wouldn’t even look at him,” she said. “Problem solved.”
While a few social justice warriors likely condemned Drew’s response, others were sympathetic to him.
“Well done. A human being will only take so much,” one Facebook user commented.
“Sometimes you just got to put your foot on someone’s back side,” said another. “That’s the only way to fix these kind of people. Refuse to be a victim.”
Luckily, in this case Drew only targeted the bully and used a reasonable response. Cases like this can turn out very badly for the victim, the bully, and innocent victims.
Last year, one of our writers, James Lewis, posed a simple question: Are lousy parenting and zero tolerance to blame for bullying?
Here were his words:
As a victim of bullying… relentless, hateful bullying, I can understand what it feels like to be angry enough to want to strike out against someone.
“Zero tolerance” policies allow teachers, administrators, and business owners to walk around with a puffed out chest, relishing in self-righteous pride in the foolish notion that they’re doing the right thing.
The problem is that bullies will still find a way to bully. They will sneak around and punch or kick or dog a kid in a corner were cameras can’t pick it up and teachers can’t see… they still pull off their acts of hate.
The only thing that zero tolerance policies allow teachers to do is to remain in total denial instead of actually addressing a problem that will exist despite their silly policies.
When you allow bullying to continue, as a parent, as an educator, as a classmate, or the person actually doing the bullying, you create a monster. My monster stabbed a guy multiple times. Nicholas Cruz shot 17 people.
As the liberal media uses all these young kids as pawns to do the Democrat’s bidding of managing total gun control, we aren’t fixing the problem that is causing these incidents.
Bad classmates, inept, uninvolved parents and educators, and the bullies themselves have created these monsters.
No amount of gun control in the world is going to change that fact and change the notion that someone is going to attack someone else with a different style of weapon.
And all the candlelight vigils in the world won’t change that.
Bullying a person until they break creates these incidents. We can change this behavior.