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Kilgore ISD board discusses district policies after bullying incident

Kilgore ISD board discusses district policies after bullying incident

POSTED: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 9:19pm

Kilgore ISD board members Monday night approved changes to several of the district’s policies, but not the one Todd McElmurry had hoped to hear about.

McElmurry said his 5-year old son spent most of his first year at Kilgore Heights Elementary School in a state of constant worry after being bullied.

Beginning in October, McElmurry said his son was spit on, tripped in the hallway and verbally abused by a student from another class in his grade. That student was later moved into his son’s classroom despite the family’s objections.

The last straw, McElmurry said, was in February when the child urinated on his son’s jacket in the school bathroom.

McElmurry filed a grievance with the district at the end of March after he said meetings with the principal and assistant principal failed to achieve change.

Read more from the Longview News-Journal.

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LISDis just as bad. My grandson has been bullied for two years now. On the school bus it was the worse..Its been a nightmare for all of the family.We have gone to the school to trans help to administration and to the longview police dept .. . Whats so bad is the bus driver has put his hands on my grandbaby called him names and he is still driving the bus . two weeks before schools was out my 1st grade grandson fought back ,and guess what he was suspended off the busWish someone wouldhelp us

I cannot wait to get my children out of KISD...moving cannot happen fast enough for my family. This kind of thing just gets worse as the kids get older. No one wants to do anything except blame the parents. You're the adults; stop being afraid of the students and TAKE THE SCHOOL BACK! We trust our children in your hands on a daily basis and we shouldn't have to worry about our children's safety while we are out trying to provide them a safe place to live, food to eat and clothes to wear.

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