Mother calls bullying a problem at A. H. Watwood - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Mother calls bullying a problem at A. H. Watwood

Posted: Updated:
© Audra Chambless says her son is the target of bullying at A.H. Watwood Elementary School. (abc3340.com) © Audra Chambless says her son is the target of bullying at A.H. Watwood Elementary School. (abc3340.com)
© Audra Chambless (abc3340.com) © Audra Chambless (abc3340.com)
© Chambless has filed harassment forms and complaints at the school. (abc3340.com) © Chambless has filed harassment forms and complaints at the school. (abc3340.com)
CHILDERSBURG - AL -

"I haven't been feeling good," a nine-year-old fourth grader at A. H. Watwood said.

The student, who will not be identified, has not been to school in two days. He's worried sick to his stomach.

"I am getting bullied at school," he said.

Every day...the same thing.

"He hits me, anywhere from my stomach, up," he said. "He kicks me in the legs and he stomps my feet so much that they've been bruised."

He says one student for four months has been constantly harassing him.

"He finally got the nerve to tell me about it last Tuesday," Audra Chambless said.

Chambless is the boy's mother. She says she was fuming when she heard the news.

She went to the school and filled out harassment forms, citing the hitting, kicks and stomps to her son. She went to the police station and filled out an assault report.

But, still, nothing has happened.

She says police told her it's out of their jurisdiction. As for the Talledega School System, it sent this statement to ABC 33/40:

"Any incident of harassment or bullying is investigated by school administrators and appropriate action is taken as a result of the investigation."

But Chambless says it's more than bullying...it's a matter of life and death.

Her son was born with a disorder where his kidneys didn't form properly. It's a condition that could kill him.

"If he was hit correctly, it could burst a kidney and he could die instantly," she said.

But the straight-A student is not fighting back. He says he has too much to look forward to.

"I do not want to drop my conduct grade and get suspended," he said.

  • Tuscaloosa Area NewsMore>>

  • Reward offered in McCalla church arson

    Reward offered in McCalla church arson

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:38:00 GMT
    Investigators have released a sketch of the suspect in a Saturday church arson in McCalla who may be responsible for other fires in the area. They are also offering a five thousand dollar reward for information leading to his arrest.More >>
    Investigators have released a sketch of the suspect in a Saturday church arson in McCalla who may be responsible for other fires in the area. They are also offering a five thousand dollar reward for information leading to his arrest.More >>
  • Two shot at Tuscaloosa apartment complex

    Two shot at Tuscaloosa apartment complex

    Two shot at Tuscaloosa apartment complex

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:50:22 GMT
    A female juvenile and an adult male were shot around 7pm at Forrester Gardens Apartments in 1300 James Harrison Pkwy.More >>
    A female juvenile and an adult male were shot around 7pm at Forrester Gardens Apartments in 1300 James Harrison Pkwy.More >>
  • Judge Rules Benz Plant Violated Labor Laws

    Judge Rules Benz Plant Violated Labor Laws

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-07-27 03:29:07 GMT
    A judge has ruled Mercedes-Benz U.S. International violated labor laws while dealing with employees interested in forming a labor union.An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board ordered MBUSI to revise rules in its employee handbook governing the solicitation and distribution of materials at its auto manufacturing plant in Vance.The United Auto Workers accused Mercedes managers of stymieing pro-union employees' efforts to distribute information about the union.Mercede...More >>
    A judge has ruled Mercedes-Benz U.S. International violated labor laws while dealing with employees interested in forming a labor union.An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board ordered MBUSI to revise rules in its employee handbook governing the solicitation and distribution of materials at its auto manufacturing plant in Vance.The United Auto Workers accused Mercedes managers of stymieing pro-union employees' efforts to distribute information about the union.Mercede...More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...