Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Update on Isaac

I've been sick, and I mean sick the past couple of days so my attitude might be off on things.
I'm not sure how I feel about how things were handled with Isaac and Jake (the meanie) at his school.
Isaac did finally "remember" that he'd been bothering Jake (it sounded harmless to me, but I wasn't there) and I guess there was also a mis-communication between them about something.  Isaac was goofing off and accidentally flung a pencil and it hit Jake, which ticked Jake off when people laughed.
Jake also misheard and thought Isaac called him weak, which he didn't, so got even more ticked off.  
Isaac is still claiming he didn't do anything intentionally wrong, but it seemed like the Vice Principal got the story wrong as well.  The VP told me that Isaac had been antagonizing Jake and calling him names; Isaac said he got it wrong.  I'm sure there was more to the story, as there always is.  I'm not saying my Isaac is innocent.
Anyway, the end of the story is that Isaac got out-of-school suspension and had to fill out some paperwork about bullying.  
He thinks Jake got the same punishment as him.  He didn't miss any days of school.  
THAT is what I don't know what to think of.  
What do you think?  I'd love to hear other people's reactions to this and if I'm off.  
It seems to me that a person who beat up someone else should have harsher punishment than the antgonizer. 


  1. I agree I HATE bullies, and I had people tell me it was my fault when I was bullied. I fail to understand why he was punished at all. he did not fight. total crap.

  2. I hope you are feeling better soon.
    I have developed some animosity towards our school's administration as of lately. They don't seem to handle discipline in a way that is effective. I think you might be feeling the same way? Argghhh is all I can say!

  3. Grrrr. That sucks.
    I think that there is probably nothing that can be done about it now, especially since it appears that you'll never know the whole story. The only thing you can do is to coach Isaac on how to handle any possible future interactions.

  4. Your Isaac accidentally flung a pencil that hit this boy, who also just happened to mishear an insult from Isaac? Yeah, right. Mom, your Isaac is a little bully, and this time he picked the wrong victim. Sounds like apologies are due on both sides.