[Cyber]bully Gets a Restraining Order

A temporary restraining order has been issued against the classmate of a 13-year-old Olivehurst girl who says she was the victim of both cyberbullying and a physical attack. The mom filed the papers stating that her daughter has faced threats for several years from the bully. Threatening text messages, phone calls and a statement on MySpace warned the 13-year-old she would “get her ass kicked.” Everything came to a head on September 19th, in a physical beatdown.

Have we really let our kids become this vicious? I mean, I know there have always been bullies, but I thought we were making progress in our world – not regressing.

This is a clear example of weak and lazy parenting. Did you never tell your child to not be a bully or act like an a-hole to others? Or did you just skip that lesson because you truly believe your child was an angel and could never treat someone else like that?

You need to talk to your kids about bullying. And then, you need to be monitoring your child online; you need to be paying attention to how they are acting online – that encompasses how they are treating others. You need to be using a tool like PC Pandora. If you aren’t doing these three things, you are failing as a net-generation parent…

October 05, 2009
Yuba Gardens student hit with restraining order: Girl accused of attacking, cyberbullying classmate
Appeal-Democrat – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX

A temporary restraining order has been issued against the classmate of a 13-year-old Olivehurst girl who says she was the victim of cyberbullying and an attack recorded by a school camera.
An Oct. 13 hearing is scheduled in Yuba County Superior Court in connection with the request by the 13-year-old’s mother for measures including stay-away orders against the other girl.

The mother said in a court filing that her daughter was most recently harassed Sept. 29 when the other youth hit, punched and pulled the hair of the 13-year-old.
The stay-away orders sought would involve school activities at Yuba Gardens Intermediate School in Olivehurst and events such as football games at Lindhurst High School.

Without such court orders her daughter would have go to another school, the mother said.

The youth told the 13-year-old last school year that she would get “her ass kicked when she gets to Yuba Gardens,” according to the mother’s court filing.

The temporary restraining order issued Thursday requires that the youth named by the mother stay at least 5 yards away from the 13-year-old.

The mother said her daughter has faced threats for several years from the youth. Threatening text messages, phone calls and a statement on MySpace warned the 13-year-old she would “get her ass kicked,” the mother said. The youth on Sept. 19 asked the other girl if she wanted to fight, the mother said.

Told no, the youth then punched the 13-year-old, stuck her finger in the girl’s eye and pulled the girl’s hair, according to the court filing by the mother. The attack happened at school and was caught on camera, the mother said.

The 13-year-old has a bruised left eye, some bleeding in her eyeball and pain in her and arm, the mother said. The 13-year-old also received a threatening voice mail stating that, “If you touch my cousin I will hunt you down and kill you,” the mother said in the court filing.

Gay Todd, superintendent of the Marysville Joint Unified School District, and Cynthia Thomas, principal of Yuba Gardens, could not be reached for comment Monday.

Todd had said in June that a separate restraining order sought by a Marysville High sophomore against a 15-year old classmate was the first such effort she’d heard of in her five years as superintendent.


One Response to “[Cyber]bully Gets a Restraining Order”

  1. June Mc.Gregor Says:

    This type of case has alarmingly inceased in courts all over America.
    The latest was actually in Broward county courts March 2010, where a Black child had been racially harrassed for over a year not only with phone calls, stalking incidents,cybor bullying but actually physical contact in February 2010 when the child was walking home from school.
    The white child was suspended from Broward High School for about 10 days and the childs parents were granted a temporary restraining order. In March 2010 after witnesses addressed the court, Judge Kaplan amazingly stated that he could not approve a permenant restraining order to protect the black child because one incident was not enough, there has to be a repeat act of violence at least two acts of violence recorded. The judge was made aware that this child had been suspended before for fighting another student, also that she has a real toxic personality disorder with other children in the High school. The parents were distraught because the legal system failed to protect their daughter from basically race hate crimes that might result in a fatality if there is a second time.
    No message was given to the offender by the judge. The restraining order was dismissed with a mother who thought she won shouting ” thank you judge ” I have a feeling that the courts have not seen the last of this young lady.

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