If your child has ever been bullied, you know how deeply infuriating and heartbreaking it can be for parents. One South Carolina mother decided to take on her son’s school bullies herself, and was arrested three days later.
After several instances of her 9-year-old son being taunted by classmates, Jamie Rathburn showed up at Greenbrier Elementary School to give them a piece of her mind. In a now-deleted Facebook video posted by Rathburn, she’s seen pointing at and speaking assertively to the children. The video had no audio, but teachers who witnessed the incident said she was “getting in their faces” and talking about “not knowing who was bullying her son but that she was going to find them and their mom,” USA Today reports.
Rathburn then left the school and was arrested three days later on May 20. According to a police report, she was charged with disturbing schools but then released on a bond. However, Rathburn is no longer allowed on school property.
She said later that she regrets letting emotion get the best of her, but she felt at a loss. Rathburn says she complained several times to teachers about the bullying, but it continued nonetheless.
This isn’t the first time parents have taken such matters into their own hands. Earlier this year, one mom’s threatening lecture to her child’s bullies went viral, resulting in her being banned from school grounds.
The frustration of these parents is completely valid, but there are much better ways to go about finding a solution.