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Zero tolerance for bullying

Dawne Parris

Zero tolerance for bullying

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THE NATIONAL PARENT-TEACHERS’ BODY isn’t taking sides in the most recently publicized school bullying case, but leader Rhonda Blackman said parents should not take these incidents lightly and must be firm in demanding such cases were nipped in the bud.
The president of the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (NCPTA) took that position following a report in yesterday’s DAILY NATION that a mother was contemplating suing the Ministry of Education after her five-year-old daughter was injured when trying to escape a beating from classmates.
“This situation is very unfortunate and parents need to have zero tolerance on issues like this,” Blackman told the MIDWEEK NATION yesterday. “From the first sign they need to be able to take a stance.”
The child, who attends a St Michael primary school, broke her right arm in two places in the incident that occurred a week ago.
Read the full story in today’s MIDWEEK?NATION.