Birdville Independependent School District
Haltom City, TX 76117
Haltom Middle School Assault
Texas Bully Laws
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"From this day forward I promise to respect those around me as well as respect myself. I am somebody, and I can make a difference. I can make another feel loved. I can be the helping hand that leads another back to a path of hope and aspiration. I will not stand silent as others try to spread hatred through my community. Instead, I pledge to lift up these victims, and show them that their life matters. I will be the change, because I am somebody."
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"During the last session of the Legislature, more than ten bills were filed to reduce school bullying. Unfortunately, none of them received sufficient support for debate by the full Senate, so I did not have the opportunity to vote on them. This is clearly a growing problem in our state and region. Recent news articles concern me greatly, and I appreciate your advocacy on behalf of our students. As we prepare for the next session, which convenes in January 2011, I will closely review related state law with your comments in mind. " Senator Jane Nelson
April 26, 2010
11/14/2010 Below are some documents surrounding the incident of assault of my son @ Haltom Middle School (Haltom City, Texas - Birdville Independent School District).
This incident covers the last part of his story of 7th grade year. The child who did this to him had, on numerous occasions, assaulted and harassed my son throughout the school year.
All incidents were reported by either by my son or myself. All incidents were ignored. When this incident was ignored, I (on my son's behalf) decided staff and administration needed to stop ignoring these issues.
We started by going to the press and the internet, today the school district is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education and under review of the Texas Education Commissioner. I share these documents in hopes they may help one of you.
There are a lot of legal references, if they benefit you- please take them and use them as your own. Please contact me, via the 'Contact Us' page if I can clarify anything or help in another way. This is not a complete list of correspondence, more will follow.
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This page was last updated: December 26, 2010
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