Bullies Bind Girl in Plastic Wrap at School Bus Stop

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school busWith school just recently back in session for many across the country, there are plenty of things for students and parents to worry about again like homework, packing lunches, and unfortunately -- bullying. An extreme case in Florida recently shows just how ruthless some children are when it comes to their peers.

Melanie Conn, 13, was waiting at her school bus stop in Ormond Beach, Florida, last Thursday morning when two boys attacked her. They held her and started wrapping her in plastic wrap. She told Click Orlando she couldn't move her arms as they covered her from her waist up past her chin.

Fortunately, she wasn't harmed physically in the incident, as she easily could have been, but that doesn't mean harm wasn't done.  

Her mother, Holley Angerson-Conn, says it should have never happened either as the same boys reportedly threatened her daughter two days earlier in front of the bus attendant. She told the station:

It's childish. It's at the same time very scary. This is not a joke. This could have become very serious if they would have had a little bit more and nobody was able to get it off of her.

And she's right. There are so many things that could have gone even more wrong in this case, in which the girl could have been seriously harmed. And if a bus attendant heard any kind of a threat, he or she should have stepped up to do something, which the school is investigating.  As for the boys -- how could they? It must have been planned, because one doesn't usually just show up to the bus stop with that much plastic wrap. And there's no possible way to explain it as a joke. 

Just because she wasn't physically harmed, Angerson-Conn doesn't think they should get off any easier. Nor does she think the 10-day suspension from riding the bus one boy got is going to prevent any future incidents. 

For now, she says she's walking her daughter to and from the school bus every day, which is exactly what I'd be doing IF I let my daughter take the bus again. I'm pretty sure I'd be driving her myself after something like that for the rest of her school career.

Has your child ever been bullied?

 

Image via Kamoteus/Flickr 

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Maias... MaiasMommy619

Kids are so disgusting sometimes... Makes me wonder what they are learning at home :/

paren... parentalrights1

I had bullies throw used condoms at me at the bus stop. I was bullied pretty bad every day at the bus stop. Noone ever decided to drive me to school, nor did I have anyone walk me to and from the stop. There were four adults in my home. If it was a work issue, then at least one adult should have been able to make a change, but noone did.


I'm glad this girls parents give a damn. My parents just ask me why I never told them, but they're full of crap.

cmjaz cmjaz

10 day suspension from school would've been better

paren... parentalrights1

suspensions don't do shit. Parents that actually parent in a way that the kids will be afraid to act out do it.


 

paren... parentalrights1

suspensions don't do shit. Parents that actually parent in a way that the kids will be afraid to act out do it.


 

Pinst... Pinstripes4

Ugh imagine the bullies they grow up to be. My sister was bullied in JHS. Her former friend would make calls to her cell phone and make harassing texts. Here was a smart person who was her best friend with no glaring insecurities who made a point to call her skinny, flat, ugly, etc. She told the teacher, and he was switched out of the class eventually. I wish he was actually punished instead. I might have given a vulgar rant from her phone after some particularly disgusting SMS messages (ahem, I did), and the offensive texts promptly stopped after that. I wish I copied my retort to keep them as a trophy somewhere. That asshole.

nonmember avatar Mom of 3 Divas

I rode the bus growing up and was bullied on the bus until my mom asked the neighbor boy to look after me. now i have two girls on the bus and wouldn't think of letting them walk to and from alone and if a bully starts on the bus i intend to do the same as my mom and if it doesn't work my angels will say goodbye to bus riding. 10 day bus suspension? great their parents are slightly inconvenienced and they sit back and laugh. i hope this is the last harm and torment this young girl endures at the hand of her school mates and a big pat on her and her mother's backs for standing up and trying to stop the cycle without lowering themselves by petty childish retaliation.

nonmember avatar Mom of 3 Divas

I rode the bus growing up and was bullied on the bus until my mom asked the neighbor boy to look after me. now i have two girls on the bus and wouldn't think of letting them walk to and from alone and if a bully starts on the bus i intend to do the same as my mom and if it doesn't work my angels will say goodbye to bus riding. 10 day bus suspension? great their parents are slightly inconvenienced and they sit back and laugh. i hope this is the last harm and torment this young girl endures at the hand of her school mates and a big pat on her and her mother's backs for standing up and trying to stop the cycle without lowering themselves by petty childish retaliation.

Lori Constein

This is why I walk my kids to bus stop every day. This woman should sue the parents and prusue assault charges against the boys. If no one takes a stand this will happen again and when it does it will probably end up seriously hurting someone. ( I have ask WTF are the parents teaching the those boys who did this ?)

tazzy... tazzy2010

My son is bullied all the time he was punched in the face 3 days ago on the bus and my son got written up because he shouldnt have been turned around that still doesnt give no one the right to hit someone.Hes been put in a trashcan and tripped. I want to pull him out and do cyber school.Kids are very cruel.

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