Jamie Rathburn is accused of walking into Greenbrier Elementary School, in the USA state of SC, on May 17 before emotionally confronting classmates of her son, who is in the third grade The Greenville News reports. According to a police report, she posted a now-deleted video to Facebook, ranting about the abuse her son was enduring at school. Rathburn admitted on video that "she snuck into the school and confronted kids that she estimated to be 9 years old", according to a police report.
Jamie Rathburn allegedly entered her son's school to confront students she believed were bullying him.
Rathburn said she repeatedly approached school administrators demanding they address the bullying, but she said nothing was being done, beyond separating her son from other students during recess so that teachers could keep an eye on him on the playground.
A teacher told deputies that Rathburn yelled about "not knowing who was bullying her son but that she was going to find them and their moms".
A SC mom faces charges after she went to her son's class to take his bullying issues into her own hands - but says she couldn't "get the message across any other way", according to a report.
"I can't go eat lunch with my children", Rathburn said.
"I can't watch them on field day. that's devastating".
She said her son has been subjected to bullying since at least last December.
In the wake of her arrest, Rathburn has launched a Facebook group titled 'Moms Over Bullies, ' inviting parents to share their own stories of dealing with bullying.
A mum has been arrested after confronting her son's bullies at school.
Rathburn apologized for her actions but says that she felt she was left with no other choice after the school failed to act in any meaningful way.
"I dont know when it's time to protect [my] child's mental health, but I think [doing something] now before something bad happens is better than five years from now when something bad has already happened".
"Picking becomes bullying really quickly nowadays, and I've taught my kids not to tolerate it, so before something transpires could you address it", Rathburn asked in the email, reported The Greenville News. Absolutely, it was wrong. "But honestly, I don't know how I could have gotten my message across any other way", Rathburn told the paper during an interview.
In response to the incident, Greenbrier, which calls itself the "school of kindness", has added a second staff member to work on the front door in the morning but they haven't commented on Rathburn's case. "We have 91 schools", Sherman said.