I'm not sure if this has been reported or not, but I wanted to let you know what happened on the school bus that travels Prospect Valley Rd. in the afternoon.
My daughter Bobbie S_____r is a senior and she stayed late and rode the elementary bus with my other daughter, Sydney S_____r, Monday afternoon. They witnessed a little girl being bullied and harassed by a number of peers on the bus. The bullying consisted of the kids taunting her and telling her to go home and kill herself. They told her to stab herself in the chest and die. One kid said, "Who would be happy if ____ killed herself tonight?" and a great number of students raised their hands.
I believe the girl's name was Rebecca, but I'm not sure. I know she's in 2nd grade. My girls picked her flowers and went to her house after they all got of the bus to visit with her and make sure she was ok. They also spoke with her mother.
To say I'm heartsick to hear this is an understatement. I don't know who all was involved...maybe you could talk to Sydney or have someone question Bobbie for more details. I don't think this kind of teasing is the sort to file under "kids will be kids" especially in light of how many young children do in fact commit suicide after being taunted in such a way.
If I can be of any further assistance, just let me know.