Despite her parents’ plea, an 11-year-old girl who has been subjected to violent bullying at her school in Brooklyn has not received the protection she deserves.
Several TikTok videos, shared by the New York Post, depict the girl enduring physical assaults from her fellow students. The student, who is enrolled at the Mark Twain Intermediate School for the Gifted and Talented, has been subjected to targeted attacks ever since the start of the school year.
According to the Post, the police are currently investigating the incident.
The parents filed multiple complaints with the city’s Department of Education and the superintendent’s office, expressing their concerns about the girls who were assaulting their daughter. However, instead of taking decisive action to address the issue, the school merely offered a “safety transfer” for their daughter.
According to the Chancellor’s Regulations, a safety transfer is arranged when a child has experienced a violent offense or when it is determined that their presence in the school poses a risk to their safety.
The mother expressed her frustration by stating, “The bullies face no consequences for their actions. It seems like in order to succeed at this school, you have to tear down anyone you perceive as a threat.”
The NYC Department of Education has made it clear that they do not ignore reports of bullying, according to a spokesperson.
According to the spokesperson, bullying is not tolerated in our school communities, and every report of bullying is treated with utmost seriousness.
The father emphasized the importance of addressing those who bully others and cautioned about the potential consequences of not taking action.
The father expressed his concern about the troubling situation at the school, highlighting the ability for someone to dislike, harass, plan an attack, and record it for others to see. He emphasized the unfairness of the victim having to leave while the perpetrator continues to terrorize other students. He worried that if this behavior continues, the school might become more like a juvenile detention center rather than a gifted and talented institution.