A woman who claims her 9-year old daughter was bullied said that she confronted the bully in question, but denies a physical confrontation despite being brought up on simple assault charges.
Rebecca Sardoni said she and her mother boarded a school bus Friday morning bound for East Dover Elementary School and said they were asking for the boy who’d apparently been hassling her daughter on that bus. She said she had decided to confront the boy after school officials ignored complaints that her daughter was being ganged up on by four different students daily on the bus.
According to police, a number of students then said that Sardoni cursed at the boy, slapped him as well as a boy seated next to him while the grandmother yelled at the boys.
The mother says she regrets boarding the bus, but denies touching anyone, stating “I don’t put my hands on my own kids. I would have never put my hands on anyone’s kid.” Sardoni claims that she and her mother stayed at the front of the bus with the driver. Which you think would be pretty easy to prove, if the driver backs up her story.
Now, of course, her daughter is absolutely mortified of going to school. She won’t be taking the bus anymore, and her mother is considering sending the young girl to a new school.
The boys were treated for cuts to their mouths, whatever that means. One of the boys were taken by their parents to a nearby hospital for injuries to his neck. The stepfather of one of the boys told newspapers his son’s head was slammed into a window by Sardoni.
Neither woman has yet to be arraigned.
Question: How far should you go to deal with your children being bullied?